Every year, the Foundation will run a pro bono program for individuals who do not have the means to take part in the W4H program. The aim is not only to give the lesser privileged a chance to work on their own happiness but also encourage W4H candidates to cultivate compassion for strangers in need of support. The Foundation will peruse the applications but instead of taking the top-down approach and have the Foundation choose among the pro bono applicants, the W4H candidates will be the jury!
During “compassion week,” W4H candidates doing the program will receive up to ten pro bono applications that they have to take the time to read. In doing so, the candidate understands that behind every person, there is a story and more importantly, an innate desire to come out of suffering and be happy. This exposure to other people's situations is intended to strengthen our natural ability to express compassion, which in turn is essential for our own long-term happiness and well-being.
The candidates decide who the recipients of the pro bono program will be. The other applicants who have not been chosen this time will receive an abridged happiness program via email.