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Massachusetts 02210

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Programs: World Education has 3 divisions: Literacy, Africa, and Asia and Special Projects. The Literacy Division strengthens the ability of programs, organizations, and communities in the US to serve adult learners. The Africa Division works with communities to build support for education, prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, strengthen civil society, train teachers, build micro-finance and micro-enterprise institutions, and develop youth potential. The Asia and Special Projects Division works in capacity building for NGOs, environmental education, youth development, vocational education, economic development, war victim assistance, refugee assistance, and combating child labor and sexual exploitation.

Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the economically disadvantaged, World Education provides training and technical assistance in nonformal education. World Education has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America as well as in the US. World Education contributes to individual growth, strengthens the capacity of local partner institutions, and catalyzes community and national development. World Education''s approach is characterized by a commitment to meaningful and equal partnership that is flexible and evolves over time, and is based on mutual interest and trust. World Education develops assets such as good health, literacy, numeracy, business and civic participation skills, and access to credit.

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A lean and well-run NGO with very dedicated staff. Good focus on sustainability and better known abroad than in the US. Despite being around for decades, they manage innovate and stay focused on their development goals and commitment to education as the most effective way to reduce poverty and ... more »
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I'd like to understand better the relationship between the organization, World Education, Inc. (WSI), and the consultant John Snow, Inc., (JSI) which happens to be solely owned by the nonprofit's president and is its highest-paid independent contractor with $1,332,620 spent by WEI on JSI's services ... more »
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