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how it all started

Children of War Foundation was established in 2010 initially to help save one child's life, that child was 9-year-old Hashim from Baghdad. Hashim sustained devastating injuries as a result of war, lying in a coma for 55 days, struggling for life after losing part of his skull with shrapnel lodged in his brain and throughout his body, including severe burn injuries. Through the efforts of COWF’s Founder, Amel Najjar, Hashim was transported to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he underwent 9 months of complex surgical care and rehabilitation. Without the intensive surgical care, not availab...More

Children of War Foundation was established in 2010 initially to help save one child's life, that child was 9-year-old Hashim from Baghdad. Hashim sustained devastating injuries as a result of war, lying in a coma for 55 days, struggling for life after losing part of his skull with shrapnel lodged in his brain and throughout his body, including severe burn injuries. Through the efforts of COWF’s Founder, Amel Najjar, Hashim was transported to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he underwent 9 months of complex surgical care and rehabilitation. Without the intensive surgical care, not available in his home country, Hashim would no longer be with us today. As of 2020, Hashim has undergone 22 surgical procedures, with his last procedure completed in Jordan at Farah Medical Campus in 2018. In 2019 Hashim received his high school diploma and is currently studying english so that he can go on to college, aspiring to be a human rights lawyer. Learn more or meet Hashim, contact us.  

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OUR IMPACT
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OUR IMPACT

COWF's evolving mission over 10 years
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COWF's evolving mission over 10 years

Since 2010, and more recently in a COVID-19 pandemic world, COWF has evolved from saving one life at a time to now being on the forefront of systematic change with life enabling healthcare and education, all in an effort to heal communities through capacity building.  COWF continues to build and draw a global presence through our remote network & partners, engaging with health care professionals, innovators, educators, scientists, private, public, governmental, academic, and institutional entiti...More

Since 2010, and more recently in a COVID-19 pandemic world, COWF has evolved from saving one life at a time to now being on the forefront of systematic change with life enabling healthcare and education, all in an effort to heal communities through capacity building.  COWF continues to build and draw a global presence through our remote network & partners, engaging with health care professionals, innovators, educators, scientists, private, public, governmental, academic, and institutional entities, from across the globe. With our network, partnerships as well as supporters, we are able to mobilize; medical and educational exchange outreach programs, bringing healthcare experts, innovators and educators together for the purpose of knowledge sharing, empowering, bridging gaps in inequalities, as well as build upon infrastructure needs with opportunities to better of lives of those less fortunate.

Furthermore, multi-sector and multi-institutional partnerships and our latest remote outreach initiatives are a great opportunity to engage, collaborate, and learn from one another on an international level. And in by doing so, we go beyond boundaries and borders, together we empower and equip communities to become productive, generative, as well as encourage economic participation, while cooperatively working together towards healthy, knowledgable and sustainable solutions. Team members, implementors, mentors and mentees are able to gain exposure to world scale problems where there are opportunities to join in on outreach programming in various fields and specialities.  

As of September 2020, COWF has directly impacted over 13,000 lives in partnership with implementing sustainable development goals partners, affiliates and team members.    

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Children of war foundation is organized under the non-profit public benefit corporation law for public and charitable purposes: los angeles, california: children of war foundation, registered non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, tax id no. 272685205.