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Founded in 1987

Notable dates:

  • 1987: Incorporation and non-profit registration of World Life Institute in the U.S. and Canada.

  • 1989 - 1995: Provides Radiation Emergency Management training seminars in U.S. for health care professionals and first responders.

  • 1991 - 1995: Carries out humanitarian and medical missions to the war-torn Balkans. 

  • 1996: Completes design and construction of World Life Institute Education Center (WLIEC) in Waterport, New York, accredited for grades K-12. 

  • 1996 - 2020: Sends volunteer teams to the Balkans, Caucasus Republics of Russia, Afghanistan and post-tsunami Sri Lanka to meet displaced persons and refugees. These meetings lead to orphans of war and disaster being invited for summer respite in upstate New York and southern Ontario. 

  • 1997- present: Project Life War Orphans Rehabilitation Program brings more than 130 international war orphans for summer respite.

  • 2004 - present: In collaboration with community partners, provides ESOL, Civics, Citizenship, and Arts programs for adults at WLIEC

  • 2016: Establishes new Headquarters in Medina, New York. The Colonade on West Center Street becomes the administrative headquarters for WLI, as well as a center for public events and performances. 

  • 2017- present: Global Nuclear Awareness team launches nuclear age contemporary research, partnering with universities in live conferences and online courses. 

Board of Directors, New York U.S.A.

  • Founder: Dr. Asaf Durakovic (1940-2020)

  • Executive Director: Matin Shahin

  • President: Paul Zimmerman

  • Vice President: Tedd Weyman

  • Secretary: Patricia Abdus Salaam

  • Treasurer: Jacob Zimmerman


Head Office:

Address: 229 West Center St, Medina, NY 14103, United States

Phone: +1 585-682-0730

Postal Address:  P.O. Box 551, Medina, NY 14103


History: About Us
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