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The My Arms Wide Open® Foundation, was established to provide support and collaboration with mothers, children, and youth in South Africa, enabling them to build sustainable communities and responsible businesses. With stronger families, communities emerge as a solid foundation for society. In the process they re-engage fathers to repair the family unit. In our definition, mothers include women who are caring for children and include child-led households,working within the pre-teen and teen groups. Fathers include the fathers, young males and adult males within the community.

Born in South Africa, Warren Te Brugge has spent most of his life traveling the world working over 35 years on 5 continents in over 40 countries, gaining a deep understanding of cultures. He has learned that no matter how different every culture may be,it defines what is important by the same things: security; family; health and harmony among their peoples.

South Africa is a nation beautiful for its diversity in nature as well as the mosaic of its many cultures coming together to create the population. My Arms Wide Open® Foundation was established to create a new model of society, based on the power within the cultural diversity and the enduring belief in the persevering nature of South Africans who are truly one nation. A nation and community that celebrates its diversity.

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"It is my belief that it is the courageous of heart who choose to do what is uncommon in thought and action who will spark the creation of a global community that lives in harmony with compassion and understanding, birthing the cradle that will sustain all life into the future."

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