A World Aware, Inc., or AWA, is a 501 (c)(3) non profit charitable organization founded by Michael and Lois Calamia. AWA is also a registered non-profit organization in South Africa. We are growing in the international arena.


The primary objectives of AWA are to establish contact with indigenous people in areas of significant need, then after building these relationships, our analysis with them determines how best to help resolve the problems challenging these partners. After this teams are recruited of individuals and organizations who want to make a difference. Then solutions are implemented with our partners.


Our objectives are directed by these philosophies:


  1. We do not give handouts, but rather meet people where their actual need is.
  2. We do not duplicate effort that can already be accomplished by an
    individual or organization we partner with.
  3. We work with autonomous and indigenous groups and individuals.
  4. We design and implement projects that are ongoing and continuous.
  5. We do not create dependencies on our teams or organization.


We are about creating sustainable efforts. We are about enabling local people to help in developing workable solutions to the critical areas of need. Typically this is to find ways to provide food, water, education, counseling, empowerment, encouragement. Our past projects include many type of activities that AWA uses to promote health, education, and well being, here and eternal.


All donations sent for project work are 100% delivered to the task. Our organizations costs are funded seperately by specific donations to help us with administration so all gifts to those in need are delivered without deduction.


AWA systematically follows all projects after implementation to ensure continuance and effectiveness of the operations. Our indigenous teams monitor the delivered resources and help in ongoing maintenance needs. This keeps things local but accountable.


We are staffed and operate by volunteers.
Are you ready to help? Come and join us in South Africa. See the application here.


Contact us

Contact AWA in the following ways:

United States of America


Web Site: www.aworldaware.org


A World Aware, Inc.


992 South 4th Avenue

Brighton, Colorado





(Please leave a message if no answer)


E-Mail: info1@aworldaware.org


South Africa


Web Site:


Postal Mail:

Postnet Suite 198

Private Bag x1

Northcliff 2115

Johannesburg, RSA


South African Phones:

Michael: +27 84-989-5315


Fax to email:



E-Mail: info1@aworldaware.org


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About us

A World Aware, Inc.


AWA started simply by two people visiting South Africa and finding a need. Through the years many people have traveled to South Africa with AWA to help people and communities find hope. By structuring a network of partners and letting people define their own needs AWA teams are able to provide real solutions based on what people perceive their need to be.


AWA avoids reinventing wheels but tuning and repairing functions with our partners we see communities change, individuals become hopeful for their future, children thrive and become prepared to take life on in full confidence that they also will make a difference in their world and eternity.


Volunteers are the backbone of AWA. Our history has been built 100% by volunteers. People who care to look outside themselves and reach out to others.


Initially finding recruits from around the globe, and now developing a volunteer base in South Africa AWA continues to meet needs. Working with our partners we hope to continue to bring great things to communities while doing as Matthew 28:20 says, "teach people to do as you have learned".


Our directors are on three continents and carefully consider the activities so that AWA truly does things that will help many people.


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