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Worldwide Humanitarian Service
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About World Projects
Kids to Kids is a programme of The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles. This programme provides school children around the world with the opportunity to reach out, connect and support their peers in impoverished or disaster-struck countries. Tomorrow’s world is the world of today’s children, and by involving them in international assistance, the programme seeks to sow the seeds of a better world, a world of friends who care and share, and help each other in times of need.
A study at London’s University College Institute of Child Health led by Professor Sally McGregor concluded that programmes using basic toys could boost the educational achievement of 200 million children in the developing world.
Crescendo for Kids is a program of The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles International Humanitarian Service founded in 1991 by Sri Chinmoy. New or gently used instruments are donated to children and young adults who cannot afford to buy their own. Crescendo for Kids works with well established children's programs to assure that donated instruments are put to excellent use.
The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles is a worldwide humanitarian service founded by international peace leader Sri Chinmoy, a humanitarian and visionary who believes that together, we can all create a world of peace through our own self-giving actions. The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles is a mobile network of volunteer professionals from various fields ranging from healthcare to development.
The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles was founded in 1991 by Sri Chinmoy in response to a request by Raisa Maximovna Gorbachev to send chemotherapy and modern technology for cancer treatment to the Research Institute of Pediatric Hematology in Moscow. Based in New York City, the organization has since grown into a global network with branches in 20 nations that focus on development issues ranging from education to economic recovery to rural and urban healthcare.
Through a number of novel projects, The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles has helped to bring development issues to an individual level both on the donor and recipient sides, encouraging people in developed nations to take responsibility for global development by participating in small-scale, community-based projects in developing nations.

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Sri Chinmoy with children.

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Maria Abaranantes, founder of the Friends of the Children of Angola presents Sri Chinmoy with the "Friends of the Children of Angola Award." On the right is Under- Secretary-General Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles participating Countries

Click on each country to read about it's participation in the Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles worldwide humanitarian sevice.
Angola Azerbaijan Bulgaria Canada Guinea Bissau Haiti Indonesia
Kazakhstan Kenya Liberia Mozambique Niue Pakistan Samoa
Serbia Solomon Islands South Africa Sri Lanka Thailand Ukraine Vanuatu

The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles Humanitarian Service Projects for 2013

January 2013, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Harlem, New York
New clothing, hygiene kits and chocolate for the women’s shelter were delivered to the Shelter for Women of Missionaries of Charity in Harlem along with new school supplies, toys and clothing for 150 children.
January 2013, Raisa Gorbachev Hospital, St. Petersburg, Russia
The children at the Raisa Gorbachev Hospital for children with cancer received gifts and enjoyed a performance of professional clowns from Serbia, Russia and Slovakia. The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles bought the gifts and arranged for the clowns to offer two performances for children well enough to go to the conference centre and to bring gifts and joy to children who were too sick to leave their rooms.
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February 2013, Ottawa, Canada
Education program with the Ottawa Board of Education:  Fifty Ottawa schools received packages containing laminated posters entitled “Happiness” along with a presentation encouraging the children to participate in a Kids to Kids Friendship Program with aboriginal children living on reserves in Canada.
March 2013, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes, Dhakha, Bangladesh
A sea container of hospital technology and equipment was sent from Vienna, Austria to Shamsuddin Hospital, Ma O Shishu Hospital in Chittagong and Kumudini Hospital.
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May 2013, Kasechewan First Nations, Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
School supplies, books, toys and art supplies were sent to aboriginal children of the  Kaschewan First Nations. The Bearskin Airlines transported the goods to the  children without charge. Many aboriginal children are living in dire poverty in remote reserves across Canada. Our Kids to Kids Program connects children across Canada in friendship through penpal activities and Drawings of Love projects. Other small shipments were sent to aboriginal children through Kids to Kids.
2015 Sunshine Village in Phuket, Thailand
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In 2015 we visited Sunshine Village in Phuket, Thailand. It was a most delightful experience for everybody. Mrs. Sookprenee, the director and staff were extremely kind to us and showered all the children with love. The community was a wonderful example of what a children's village should be with a pervading atmosphere of peace and harmony.
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Through the Kids to Kids programme Russian children were able to send paintings to the children in Sunshine Village. The kids were excited to receive these beautiful paintings from their Russian friends!
Crescendo for Kids is a program of 'The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles International Humanitarian Organization founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1991. 'Crescendo for Kids' collects musical instruments for children and young adults who cannot afford to buy their own. Sharing the delight of music is the inspiration behind this initiative. Learning to play an instrument engages children powerfully and has many positive benefits including increased self-expression, self-discipline and self-confidence, appreciation of beauty and cultural heritage and of course the delight of learning and sharing the music itself.
Program Director of Powerhouse Kids, Alexendra Mendosa with her husband Reverend Herman Mendoza, accept instruments from Crescendo volunteers. Powerhouse Kids offers free music lessons to children from 4 to 14 years of age on Saturday mornings in College Point, New York.
THE ONENESS-HEART TEARS AND SMILES
KIDS TO KIDS NEPAL 2015
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On April 25, 2015 Nepal was hit by an enormous earthquake reaching the magnitude of 8,1. Its epicenter was at the district of Lamjung, 80 km from the capital of Kathmandu. The earthquake was caused by unstable geological characteristics of Nepal which lies on the collisional boundary where Indian Plate underthrusts the Eurasian Plate and thus creating threatening conditions for people and infrastructure. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since an earthquake occurring in 1934. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened. A series of aftershocks for other consequent days began immediately after the main shock, making the international humanitarian efforts much complicated. The aftershock also caused landslides and fresh avalanches on Mount Everest and was felt in many places in Northern India.
As a consequence of this, many international organizations had started to provide immediate rescue teams, food distribution and building recovery. The Oneness-Heart Tears and Smiles (OHTS) humanitarian service in the Czech Republic decided to join the international aid and launched its Kids to Kids programme, a children project connecting pupils in different countries through their shared support and friendship. As the earthquake had damaged many remote rural villages on the bottom of Himalayan range with many schools, it affected a huge number of children. Therefore OHTS contacted elementary schools in the Czech Republic with an invitation to participate in Kids to Kids project. School pupils created a gift bags consisting of hygienic supplies, towel, pencil, crayons with notebook and a nutrition bar, added their photograph with name, age, school address, their own drawing and a short message of hope and friendship. At the end of September more than 5500 packages from more than 50 schools were collected from schools and many interested families and in October a great shipment was sent via sea to Kathmandu where OHTS based in Nepal will distribute them with cooperation of local educational NGO’s to town and village schools in the beginning of 2016.
We have collected  5550 such gift bags from 50 different schools which consist of following items:
  • A toothbrush and a toothpaste
  • A soap and a towel
  • A pencil
  • A paper notebook
  • A nutrition bar
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We believe, that in this simple way the Nepalese children will learn that they have friends in foreign country, who think of them and feel empathy and affection towards them in their present difficult situation. At the same time this is also a unique opportunity for children in the Czech Republic to feel their brotherhood with children from another country and to realize their own capacity to contribute with their goodwill and concern to the betterment of the situation and happiness of those living in less fortunate conditions. Petr, a 12 year old boy sent this message with his Kids to Kids package, "Don’t cry anymore. I am with you. Everything will be all right very soon. I hope you will like gift from me."
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