Orphan Welfare Organization (OWO) is a Lebanese non-governmental and non-profit organization. It was founded in 1952 by a group of philanthropists from Saida City. Their main aim was to provide shelter and accommodation for orphans and vulnerable children after World War II. From an organization purely providing guardianship, OWO has succeeded in becoming a prominent establishment providing excellent social, educational, and rehabilitation services to thousands of children from Saida and the vicinity who either live under dire socio-economic conditions or with special needs.
To provide a nurturing environment, quality education, and vocational training to orphans, underprivileged children, and youth, in addition to children with special needs, to help them become productive community members.
A world where every child enjoys the most nurturing childhood environment that fosters the growth of an active, empowered and productive adult who can achieve his or her optimum potential as a citizen and a human being.
Inception of Orphan Welfare Organisation Saida by several philanthropists from the community, and headed by Mr. Ahmad Riad Jawhari.
Construction is completed for the new Residential Units building.
Establishment of Center for Children with Special Needs including School for Deaf & School for Mental Disorders.
Development of a a physical therapy center and a specialized center for artificial limbs, the second in Lebanon under the management of the Lebanese Red Cross.
Establishment of the Pre-Vocational Center.
Establishment of a specialized unit for the treatment of the deaf.
Construction a the new dormitory for girls.
Rehabilitation of the existing boys dormitory building.
Establishment of Saida Generations School, offering 100% free education and teaching materials to all its students who live under dire socio-economic conditions.
A new building was constructed as part of the rehabilitation and development plan for the Center for Children with Special Needs.
Establishment of the Center for Children with Communication Difficulties and early stages of Autism.
Construction of the new building for accelerated Vocational Training.
Establishment of Ahmad Riad Jawhari Center for Autism.
Establishment of the Sensory Room, Eye Clinic, and 4 Communication Disorders classes.