About Us


OPEN HEART FOUNDATION WORLDWIDE, INC. is a not for profit, non-stock, non-government organization founded by Robert LeGore, an American barrister who served as a public defender for youth offenders in the USA. He believed that if children and youth were given the opportunities and experiences by which to develop their potentials they become self-directed, responsible, creative and productive members of society. Robert LeGore, together with a Chinese educator and three Filipinos who believed in the inherent worth and dignity of every child established the FOUNDATION for the realization of this vision.


Empowered children and youth who are responsible leaders and productive members of a dynamic and inclusive society.


Provide opportunities and experiences anchored on the basic rights of the child for the holistic development of children and youth from disadvataged and marginalized families through educational assistance, health and nutritional support, alliance building, and improvement of the capacities of families and communities.


  • Ensure that development of marginalized children and youth through the implementation of educational and health assistance in all regions of the Philippines.
  • Yearly enhancement of the child protection and child-caring capacities of families and communitiesz in areas where OHFWI operates.
  • Actively foster private and public networks, as well as partnership, to advocate for the rights of the child.
  • Uphold the highest standards of organizational excellence in child-caring and child-proteciton services.


  • O- Open-hearted
  • H – Harmonious
  • F – Fairness
  • W – Willfulness
  • I – Integrity