This year, we commemorate the 100th birthday of Father William Wasson, the compassionate founder of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. Join us in honoring a remarkable life dedicated to eradicating childhood poverty and empowering through education.
Embarking from Humility
Father William B. Wasson, born in Phoenix, Arizona, devoted his youth to addressing the plight of the impoverished. Armed with an MA in law and social sciences, he seamlessly merged spirituality and social responsibility. Despite health challenges hindering his entry into the Catholic church, his journey led him to Mexico. Ordained as a priest in 1953, Father Wasson’s mission began.
NPH’s Genesis – Combating Childhood Poverty
Father Wasson’s empathy knew no bounds. His initiative to rescue a hungry child marked the genesis of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (Our Little Brothers and Sisters), translating into a lifelong mission to combat childhood poverty. Over seven decades, he served as a father, provider, and teacher, extending his benevolence beyond borders.
What began as a modest abode for a few children flourished into a global family. Father Wasson’s vision aimed not only at providing shelter but nurturing complete well-being. His commitment to combating childhood poverty remains evident as NPH operates in nine countries, providing homes and outreach programs.
Educational Empowerment in the Fight Against Childhood Poverty
Recognizing the catalytic potential of education, Father Wasson made it a cornerstone of NPH’s mission. Thousands of children received a quality education, breaking the shackles of poverty and emerging as leaders. Father Wasson firmly believed that education held the key to unlocking the latent potential in every child.
Champion of Compassion
Father Wasson’s indelible legacy extends beyond NPH, etched into the lives he touched personally. His commitment to love and serve others stands as an inspiration, creating a ripple of kindness and compassion across the globe.
Enduring Legacy – NPH’s Role in Childhood Education
As we celebrate Father Wasson’s centennial, we honor not just the man but the enduring legacy of love he has bequeathed. His vision of creating a world where every child thrives continues to guide NPH’s work today. Father Wasson’s spirit resonates in the accomplishments of graduates, especially in the realm of childhood education.
A Call to Philanthropy – Tackling Childhood Poverty Today
On this momentous occasion, let’s not only celebrate Father Wasson’s centennial but recommit ourselves to his principles. In a world besieged by challenges, Father Wasson’s life reminds us that love can overcome even the most formidable obstacles. Together, let’s strive to create a world where every child, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to grow, learn, and feel unequivocally loved.
Happy 100th birthday, Father Wasson!