Who we are

My Arms Wide Open® works directly with women and girls, to provide entrepreneurial training enabling them to create autonomous community-based businesses that supports them while addressing community needs in rural South African communities

Our guiding principles





How we work

My Personal mission is to work with children in rural South Africa to enable them to break the chain and cycle of their parents’ and family's prejudice, to create community and preserve their culture by empowering them to think and make decisions for themselves.

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.