More people live under democratic rule than at any time in human history, yet many of the world’s democratic nations are young or fragile. They struggle with such things as addressing youth at risk, controlling the spread of tuberculosis and sexually-transmitted diseases, making government accountable, ensuring the rule of law, fostering economic development, engaging citizens in non-government organizations (NGOs) and managing water safety and waste disposal to name a few.
Since 2001, World Services has been working with Eurasian countries to address these and many other complex issues that may appear insurmountable to developing democratic nations. With its professional staff and skilled support network, the organization addresses infrastructure, professional development and leadership needs by implementing strategic planning, human resource development and change management. World Services looks to help improve democratic nations and other developing nations by providing in-country consultation and assistance in proposal development.
Identifying underlying causes is critical to favorable outcomes. The goal of World Services is to develop programs, people and leaders to bring new methods, new visions, strategic plans and ethical development to emerging democratic nations. Often projects start on a small scale with an individual institution or facility and are developed into sustainable models for replication at regional or national levels.
Ongoing work is done to improve the quality of life in democratic nations and developing democracies around the world, including Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and China. American-based World Services of La Crosse, Inc. is proud to promote peace by bringing people together across continents. We're grateful for the opportunity to recruit and coordinate hundreds of volunteers and consulates to implement programs that improve lives, enhance communities, and promote understanding.
Funded by a variety of sources, programs focus on a number of environmental, governmental, health and cultural topics: