A World Aware, Inc.

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Food, Homeless & Housing, International

Location: 992 South 4th Avenue PMB505 Brighton CO 80601 USA

Mission: AWA exists to train the world’s poor to provide for themselves, and others.
Results: The effectiveness of our training programs are exceptional.  People gain confidence to start their own business, or have become cherished employees.  Couple this with those who are helped by our participants through hands on projects, and the growth is exponential.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Project goals to directly train 1000 people per year.
Geographic areas served: North America, South Africa
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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I worked for AWA last summer in villages and towns in South Africa. The experience was encourageing and the organization for the trip and work on the field was 100% complete and ready when needed. In addition people were taught and helped. Not just given something and then left to fend for themselves. No better then before. In the end, AWA equipts - that is why I will continue to be a supporter and volunteer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing people helped.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the readiness to equip people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

well trained for the purpose of their mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help ready more people to become self sustaining.

Ways to make it better...

I had stayed longer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting financial resources and the distance from the field of work.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

A World Aware has allowed a wide variety of opportunities for my family and me such as travelling to South Africa for relief work. This experience was rewarding and life changing. A World Aware not only works to help those in need, but also works to educate the individuals in communities locally and globally about the opportunities to reach out to others effectively. We were trained and then given the opportunity to pass the information along that we received to others in need. A World Aware provided business training that has been relevant to me in my career as well. I respect the integrity of this organization and know that every penny donated is stretched as far as possible. The dedication, sacrifice and heart this organization has for helping others is remarkable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it WOULD.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Role: Volunteer
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

A superior organization dedicated to helping people thrive on their own. A World Aware, Inc. uses a no nonsense approach to bringing people together to help each other too. By being the example of cooperation they instill an ethic for living that gives confidence to those around them and that not only motivates them, but gives hope too. Great job.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

South Africa and USA

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Recruit more volunteers.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

a straight forward approach to making a difference in peoples lives, and then helping them pass this information along to others to continue a chain of help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

well trained, educated, and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

increase operations to help more, better, faster.

Ways to make it better...

I could have stayed longer on the field.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the continuing need to find serious people who will use the talent they have somewhere.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep this organization going. They may be small now, but their growth over the years has been outstanding. They are not as concerned with growth for themselves as they are in just motivating people to do something, anywhere, for someone else.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have had different opportunities to work with A World Aware. One such opportunity was to be trained in small business ownership/management. I was equipped with knowledge on how to start my own business and successfully run it, ways on advertising, and organizational skills necessary to be successful. Another opportunity was to do volunteer work over in South Africa. During monthly training sessions with fellow team members, I was able to learn about the culture, customs, and geography of where we would be visiting specifically. I was also able to meet with South African people before ever stepping a foot into the country and interact with them regularly. Through this process I learned the South African etiquette, important terms and phrases, as well. We were well prepared for what to expect and what our roles would be with enough time to become a cohesive team as well. A World Aware was very excellent at estimating the costs for the trip and arranged the travel, where we would stay, and how we would get around. When the airline we had planned on unexpectedly went on strike, AWA handled getting everyone's travel arrangements transferred and everyone arrived timely and safely. During the actual trip we were able to help impoverished children eat, and to equip local teachers with improved methods of teaching. At the end we were debriefed regarding the extreme poverty we encountered. This debriefing allowed us to understand the impact we had made and how lives had been changed for the better. In my experience working with different organizations A World Aware stands apart. Their philosophy is to train the world's poor how to provide for themselves and others. They do not believe in giving handouts; instead they know that everyone has something to bring. Through my experiences working with A World Aware I have seen many people gain confidence when they realized they could not only provide for themselves but also contribute to their community and society. I would recommend A World Aware to anyone who wants to volunteer and help change lives and the world for the better.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

gaining business skills, and seeing people gain confidence as they contribute to society.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change how much publicity they receive and help them get more.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing lives improved and communities working together as a result of A World Aware's actions.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

cheerful, knowledgable, and excited about what they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world.

Ways to make it better...

I could have spent more time in South Africa.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

needing more volunteers and people willing to help financially on the causes.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Another reason they stand out from other organizations is that 100% of their donations is used for equipping the poor.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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