About Us

I am and you are, a “Child of the World”.  Ghandi talks about being the change you want to see in the world.

So Child of the World is the change I want to see in the world.

Child of the World is Dirk’s dream to help and to give back. Child of the World was initially started in 2004, to give the children in one of the poorest regions in Africa an opportunity to create a future for themselves. Dirk and Loretta personally delivered school supplies to remote schools in Madagascar and then sold their yacht to start and fund Child of the World. They worked hands on for 8 months helping children in Africa, funding, assisting, teaching leadership skills and establishing local projects.

Now we seek out and provide scholarships for educational and experiential learning opportunities to students that have leadership  potential.  This is leadership with TIC. Tolerance integrity and compassion.   Leadership from the heart, that is good for the Planet, the Community and the World.

These students will become leaders in their fields. Leaders with compassion, vision, humility and inner strength. They are leaders that model the way, leaders that that listen and teach, leaders with a broad World View, to help the World heal itself.

Only through Education are we going to change our world.  The old ways have not worked and are redundant. A new path has to be forged.

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela

100% of the profit generated by the products that Child of the World sells, go to fund educational scholarships and experiences for the students, that Child of the World supports.

Many a man has the eyesight of a hawk and the vision of a clam.BJ Palmer

The world, this planet is our home. I am and you are, a Child of the World.

Together we can create a vision of a planet of people living, growing, flourishing and inspiring each other together. Creating powerful compelling futures*. What is your vision of the future? What does your vision hold for the world?

* Viktor Frankl the author of “Mans Search For Meaning” discusses compelling futures. He discovered that prisoners in the concentration camps lived longer if they held onto a purpose and vision.

I spent three years in a war. It did not solve anything.

You never know how far reaching something you may think say or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.BJ Palmer

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Benjamin Franklin

Achievements to Date


Why is this motto so important. Well say it out loud to your self. And really ask the question to your self. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions. What could you do with your life if you really wanted .

What would you attempt to do in life?
If you knew you could not fail?
Create the possibility.

Our motto is a plea to everybody for us to create a  global possibility. A positive powerful vision of the future of the world. To make this a human global issue. Not a race, ethnic  or country issue. We need leaders with “TIC” that can create possibilities.

This we know; the earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood, which unites one family. All things are connected.Chief Seattle 1851

The Symbol


Child of the World, symbol represents a child playing and exploring on this planet we call the world.  Creating a possibility. A Child of the World.

The future depends on new leadership. We cannot tackle the problems of tomorrow at the same level Einstein