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World Genesis Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Youth Development, Youth Development Programs

Mission: World Genesis Foundation is a U.S Federation UNESCO Club. The foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization committed to a mission to "leave no child without hope for the future." The foundation works in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and other partners throughout the world in an effort to create opportunities for youth in areas where opportunities may be limited or unavailable today.

Results: In this past year we have been involved in programs in the U.S. and Europe, reaching over 1,000 youth worldwide. We have been involved in programs that focus on Culture, Science and Technology and the Arts. We have been working with other organizations to support projects, such as the Worldwide UNESCO Club Youth Multimedia Competition. in the past years, some of our projects included a Robotics Project and Competition (Earth Rover) which involved multiple Universities in the Ukraine, Moldova and Romania and reached over 10,000 youth. We also have been active with a very unique Learning Academy “Atlantykron” just celebrated its 30th year. This academy brings 400 youth, professors, and experts in their field, together for a 10 day learning program in a natural environment. World Genesis Foundation joined UNESCO Center for Peace as well as other partners, supports and friends, in Washington “First Lady’s Youth Infusion Summit.” This program brought some of the First Ladies from Africa together with youth in creating a platform to discuss ideas and solutions, bridging minds and generations.

Target demographics: The World Genesis Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization committed to a mission to "leave no child without hope for the future." The foundation works in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and partners throughout the world to create new opportunities for youth in areas where opportunities may be limited or unavailable today.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1,000 youth worldwide

Geographic areas served: We have active programs and partners in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

Programs: World Genesis Foundation has active programs and participates in projects in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and America. We focus on educational programs that foster the building and the development of skills in areas of leadership, teambuilding, teamwork, project development and management, creative problem solving, divergent thinking and communication. Project areas include: *Natural and Social Sciences *Mathematics *Technology/Robotics *Arts/Music *Cultural Awareness *The Humanities *Communication/ /Journalism/Media

Community Stories

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the most wonderful opportunity to attend The World Genesis Foundations Camp Atlantykron.
It was a truely an educational and inspirational journey with Presenter/teachers and the most gifted youth from around the world.
What makes it so special and unique is that the campers are encouraged and supported in sharing their talents as well day or night no matter how young or old.
It makes for a truly enjoyable, loving, sharing, caring and bonding experience. I can't wait to go back and reunite with my brothers and sisters from Romania and around the world.
I am forever grateful to the World Genesis Foundation for providing this gift of learning and sharing for all of us.

Shilpa P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

World Genesis Foundation did a great job of leading us through the planning session at the Builders of the Universe camp 2018, which was tricky given the variation in backgrounds among participants. You moved us forward significantly!
Also, at the Atlantykron seminar and program, I must say, you are subject-matter experts and do a great job covering the program extensively. As a result of your sessions at the program, I now know what a useful tool the logic model can be for bringing about a change, a positive change.

Mihaela O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a profound respect for the World Genesis Foundation, and I recognize them as having the greatest professionals.
I have met some of them, that during the last 15 years came as teachers in a summer academy called Atlantykron.
This camp takes place each year in August and it was created by scientists and SF passionates on an isolated island in southern Romania. The camp focuses on the diverse topic from communication and PR, arts to psychology, astronomy, physics, sports, literature, writing, radio-amateurism, etc.
The camp took place for the past 31 years, so it is a recurrent phenomenon that educated thousands of youngsters.
World Genesis Foundation is one of the principal sponsors of the camp and this was very helpful during the years.
This NGO was not just another financial contributor in this case, but it shared with us its knowledge and its people, as well.
David Anderson, Heather Caton, France McCloskey, Peter Moon are few of the names the impacted me the most and that came on the island because of this NGO.
They traveled from the USA in Romania, Europe for years, loaded with materials, lesson plans and baggage for 2 weeks of living in nature, and worked until extortion, jumping from class to class, teaching us the most amazing stuff and offering precious advice whilst being very empathetic and kind.
They also observed and took care of the natural ecosystem of the island.
Their full implication in a very important educational project taking place in a modest country where education is a top priority is, in my opinion, that rock that changes the world not just a little bit…
I know that they are involved in other sensational projects around the world and I hope that the members of this meaningful NGO will have safe and long lives and that the members that will join them in the future will inherit their passion and dedication.
Their work really matters.
Their work really contributes to the creation of a better world.

Angela B.7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen the work the world genesis foundation does with youth around the world.. amazing and always supportive. I will always spread the word being in the medical field I've scene alot. Many thanks for sure!

Gabriela R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amaizing ong. Love working with them. Very passionate people and hard working

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the last 13 years UNESCO Center for Peace , United States Federation of UNESCO Club Association and World Genesis Foundation have helped youth all over the world to grow and spearhead their aspirations, life goals and dreams of them become empowered, challenged and educated through STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering,Arts and Mathematics) and also Activist and Problem Solvers through Model UN Simulation their yearly summer camps

These Summer Camps Involve certified instructors from all over the world and the US as well as other Non Profit Organizations who come together to make it all happen.

The Summer Camp got various disciplines for all delegates this involve Classes and Tutorials on Photography,Cinematography, Engineering ,Robotics and basic coding languages sessions, field trips to explore the '' magical america " across New York, DC and the state of Maryland.

Personally, I have observed kids from all walks of life come together to make this camp a success. Attendees from different countries of the world such as Ghana,Togo, South Africa, Peru,China,Iran,USA,Columbia,Trinidad & Tobago,India,Estonia and Russia.

It is very spectacular to witness these future leaders work together on assigned projects. This does not only foster global competency but also encourages acceptance and ability to bridge the gap of cultural and racial differences.

Finally, they actually provide scholarships to the less privileged individuals and yet competent to some of the elite collages in the USA and all over the world.
As the motto goes for World Genesis foundation ; They really never leave no child without hope for the future and they really stick to this.

Corneliu C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

World Genessis Foundation is a great organization which dedicates its activities to the benefit of children. Their volunteers are excellent and dedicated human beings who spend a lot of time for the benefit of children's education in a world which is not kind. The activities at the annual Atlantykron event in Romania are a vivid example of connecting children's with art and science. It is a great organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the first time, I met some of the people of World Genesis Foundation, like Mr. David Lewis Anderson, in 1999. Since then, I think that WGF was and I hope will be one of the most important sponsors of Atlantykron Academy, which is a summer camp that takes place on an island, in the middle of the Danube, near the ancient village and ruins of Capidava, in Romania. Here, guests and participants from all over the world plunged into the magical world of the island for ten days, tried and succeeded to change the lives of the people they touched and gave young people the knowledge and life experiences that helped them succeed in the adult world. Most of the abroad scientists, science –fiction writers, sport people, writers, etc. were brought here by the support of WGF. There were many workshops, like SCIENCE, RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS,PHOTOGRAPHY,ART, SPORT, ROBOTICS, CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP etc. where they worked together with the Romanian instructors and young people. To almost all the workshops, they donated some of the materials, time and money, such that the students’ hopes became true and their lives changed. They met, discussed and learnt together, with scientists, artists, writers and other well-known professionals, in a truly unique life and education experience.
For instance, I took part at “Visual Arts Course” workshop ,held by Ph. Aurel Manole, in which WGF was also involved, bringing a lot of materials needed for art classes, like painting brushes, watercolors, paints, easels, face painting materials and more. This workshop was brilliantly supported by Heather Caton.
I hope in future WGF will be involved in supporting of The Atlantykron Summer Academy.

Adi D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello! My name is Adrian, and i'm a nature photographer. I've heard about World Genesis Foundation while joining the Atlantykron summer camp in Romania, one of the main sponsors and coordinators of this camp. I'm the camp's main photographer so there i got in touch with Heather Caton, Secretary General of the US Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Worldwide Director of Education for the World Genesis Foundation. Through her i found out more about this foundation. The summer camp is my only interaction with this foundation in the last 5 years and i can say that i really love what programs they organize here in terms of education for young people in many domains such as sports, wellbeing, personal development, arts or science. I'm looking forward to follow them and collaborate with them in the upcoming years. They rock! :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer with World Genesis Foundation for over ten years, I started when I was a teenager and finished when I started my first job. I will recommend to teenagers to volunteer because this open new doors and opportunities. For instance, one of the main projects that I worked for when I was a volunteer with World Genesis Foundation was "Cross Cultural Communication between Romania, Thailand, and United States of America". The project was coordinated by Dr. David Lewis Anderson and had just several members that shared their experience at Atlantykron, a Summer Academy on Danube, Capidava, Romania. Many of the participants that joined our workshops are now traveling around the world for work or studies. World Genesis Foundation created wings for me and the other teenagers from Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Italy, Germany) and I strongly suggest it to anyone interested to volunteer for their community or around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The World Genesis Foundation gave me the opportunity to know myself better and to help the others to follow their dreams and to discover the opportunities in the world. I appreciate the work of all its members from America,Europe,Asia,Africa and I am always happy to be part of new projects of WGF.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the creativity and ingenuity the group uses. I also love the connectivity they’re using to get youth from around the globe involved and working together. Thanks!

Peter33

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with the World Genesis Foundation is one of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever had. It is not only an opportunity to teach youth but to learn from others; and further, to broaden one's understanding of the world we live in against the background of global dynamics.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Contributing to the Atlantykron program sponsored by the World Genesis Foundation has been one of the most rewarding, life-embracing and fun activities I have ever been a part of. I have been there for six years in a row and I hope that I can contribute forever. Beyond the obvious cultural exchange - which goes both ways - I have made many friends that will last a life time and perhaps beyond. I do not think there is any other program quite like it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

World Genesis Foundation is a wonderful NGO, helping youth develop skills and making it affordable to follow their passions. Several years they were the sponsors of an international Summer Academy, ‘Atlantykron’, where young people have the opportunity to learn, take interesting courses and meet teachers from all over the world.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The World Genesis Foundation has been fulfilling its mission to "leave no child without hope for the future. It's been an awesome experience been involved all these while especially in the West Coast of Africa.

Kudos to the entire team.

Adrian D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've got in contact with World Genesis Foundation at the Atlantykron Summer Academy in Capidava, Romania, this past summer and i really enjoyed the time spent there. The event gathers young people and not only, from different parts of the country and the world, people that have the thirst for knowledge in different domains such as astronomy, science fiction, photography,radio and so on. I loved what they did back there, the way they connect these people is just wonderful! I think it changes the destiny of a young fellow that comes on that island where the camp takes place, because the way this works is unique, it tries actually to make them discover what they really love to do and endorse it. Like others said here, World Genesis Foundation has been taking the right steps of bringing the youth together through education, making them more aware of what they are capable to do in their lives. I'm really happy to work with them and looking forward to continue my collaboration in future events and i really encourage everyone to engage in their programs.

Alexander11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure to get to know the organization as part of the UNESCO Clubs conference in New York City. I had an absolutely amazing time there, met amazing people I still keep in touch with and found out more about the Foundation's mission. I am proud to continue working with World Genesis Foundation and can recommend anyone to engage in its unique and inspiring programmes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In today's generation, the World Genesis Foundation is among those that continue to support the development of the youth and the establishment of peace worldwide. The World Genesis Foundation and the US Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations manage to reach out to a global community who share such passion of making the world a better place. In fact, they are able to reach and help out vibrant young people from as far as India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Russia, Italy and many other countries. As a young student leader from Southeast Asia, I can personally testify to how WGF, and its passionate team, has enabled youth like me to become better servant leaders. They have many projects, some of which are youth camps and international youth competitions. Peace is much needed in our world today. I personally attest to how such Foundation, especially under the guidance of warm-spirited, generous and peace-loving Ms. Heather Caton, is able to further this mission for the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered twice from Ireland as photographer for the Atlantykron annual summer academy in Romania sponsored by The World Genesis Foundation.I was welcomed by friendly volunteers and enthusiastic participants all excited to gain and share new knowledge and skills. I was very much impressed with the organisations high standard and variety of academic programmes that were offered at the academy. The World Genesis Foundation from what I saw definitely adheres to it's mission of ' leaving no child without hope for the future' and I look forward to volunteering with them again.

Olga D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is very important to give equal opportunities to young people in the world. Unfortunately, not everybody is able to pay for education and get some useful and good knowledge. World Genesis Foundation improving this situation with there educational programs. I have been taking part in the “Atlantykron” cultural program and a saw a lot interest on the faces of students to the subject. It is also a way to make new friends from different countries. And this is a basis of peas from my point of view.

1 Vikrant C.

Former staff

Rating: 5

The World Genesis Foundation stands true and far exceeds it's mission statement of leaving no child with hope for the future. It is one of the few Non-Profit organisations around the world moving forward towards achieving its goal of helping the young men and women to fulfil their dreams and doing so, 'tirelessly'.
Working closely with the organisation in the past years as their partner in work and a volunteer from India i have closely noticed the professionalism and dedication of their managing body who always seem so focused towards the organisation's Vision of helping children in any and all ways possible. Be it through education or bringing the youth from various nationalities together by way of cultural events and in many more ways they have always stood strong in their work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

An absolute wonderful experience for the participants and volunteers alike !
Thank you so much for all the learning.

1 Traian B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

World Genesis Foundation really changed for good the live of tens of thousand children and young people. It organizes important events for youth, as Atlantykron Summer Academy in Romania - an event where I am involved since years.
World Genesis Foundation also puts together cultural, science, arts and sports personalities from all over the world with young people, and also brings together young people from all over the world. It radically changed the destiny of a lot of youth, that succeeded to reach their goals in life. In conclusion, I can say that World Genesis Foundation really counts in the world.

Traian Badulescu,
Travel consultant and journalist

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

World Genesis Foundation has been taking the right steps of bringing the youth together through education, awareness and real-life activities. They are not just talking-points but actionable steps towards giving youth the rewarding and learning experience that they would not have received otherwise. Looking forward to their contributions for the years to come.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The World Genesis Foundation gives hope and provides vital support for youths around the world. WGF youth programs are giving participants great opportunities to learn and grow their skills in the world-wide community. The young who participate in WGF programs go forward with many more opportunities in front of them as they become adults. These young bright lights are the future of an educated, heart-centered, evolved Human Race.

Donor

Rating: 5

WGF is probably one of the few non-profits who are 100% committed to positively impacting the lives of children and empowering them to live better lives in the process. I've had the honor to work with them on a project in collaboration with the United Nations and I am convinced their hard work does make a real difference. They really do care, and this is visible in every conversation, in every event, in every piece of the puzzle they use to build a better world. I am very skeptical about this sort of organization, but I have to admit they do have a real impact.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Support for young people is now very topical issue. In my opinion WGF makes a good deal giving impetus active youth worldwide. I am happy that the world has such an organization. I am the winner of the essay contest. I want to say that the organizers always quick to respond, answered my questions and helped. Although the time difference we have is great. I am from Ukraine and I thank you for World Genesis Foundation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

World Genesis Foundation has been doing amazing work, especially in the area of supporting youth empowerment. I have really enjoyed working with them over the last year and look forward to all of the wonderful contributions that they will continue to make in the year to come!

2 Hilola V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

World Genesis Foundation is an organization which not only supports and encourages youths, but also helps to express your own views on different matters. This year I participated at the Worldwide Future of Education Youth Essay Contest organized by WGF and UNESCO and had a chance to write my views, my ideas and my imagination regarding the future of education. After the submission of essay I realized how much can be done in order to change the education for the better. By organizing such remarkable competitions and programs, WGF reminds us that we should put maximum effort to make our future brighter. Moreover, people working in this organization are very responsible and supportive. They do their best in order to achieve their goals. It is my great honor to meet such an amazing team, who is working on a remarkable mission.

1 Justin J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

WGF is best non-profit organization concerning issues pertaining to education. I am the second prize winner in the essay competition organized by WGF and UNESCO. They always informed me of the schedule before time, delivered my prizes to my home in India from USA. Their punctuality, dedication to work and commitment towards creating an equal world is commendable. It empowers youths to strive for greater good of mankind. Since I am in India and very far away from USA, I could not get a chance to meet the members of WGF personally. But given a chance I would definitely meet them and become a positive changemaker in the society.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

World Genesis Foundation is an amazing and incredible organization. I was a participant of its essay competition. They are fast responding, even though I am 12 hours ahead of their time, they never fail to inform me about anything to do. The competition held was also fair by announcing the term and condition in a very specific manner. Even, the winning essays were also published so that people can access and read the ideas.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

World Genesis Foundation is an incredible and life changing non-for -profit organization. It helps to empower young people from marginalized and under-served regions. It gearing towards seeing that every person obtains opportunities in life. It is opening doors to many young people for them to realize that they are capable of achieving their goals and dreams.

The founder, Heather Caton, is an incredible talented selfless young leader who works to see other people are obtaining life changing opportunities. She will not stop at anything to be a mentor and a social worker. I highly recommend this Foundation.

1 Karan B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

World Genesis Foundation:- is something that i learned about by the beginning of year 2014 & since then always connected with all informations of same. Its simply the best which focuses on giving new ideas a platform specially among youths for the betterment of society & bringing a change for future. It also works to bring future leaders together so that there potentials are served widespread. I am proud to be connected with same & will remain in touch forever.

1 Raymond D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WGF is one of the best non-profits I have ever encountered! They have an incredible vision to create new opportunities for underserved youth, which is an amazing cause. Over the last couple years, they have conducted so many different projects in order to engage youth. One of them was International Model United Nations, which I had the pleasure to speak at. They were able to bring together hundreds of high school students all over the world to talk about global issues and how to solve them.

I know Heather Caton, the President and CEO, of WGF. She has been my friend and mentor for over a year and has been the most amazing person I have ever worked with. Her deep passions for working with youth are 150% evident in each of her actions.

WGF is amazing and I urge everyone to share the word about them!

1 Viktoriia B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WGF is an incredible organization that unites people around a crucial common goal in a way that makes every individual really and truly feel that his/her contribution is invaluable. Such an appreciative and personable attitude is what make WGF particularly stand out for me. The coordinators strive to get to know YOU as an individual, which creates the collaborative atmosphere of trust within the team working on extremely significant initiatives. It is my belief that the combination of the hard work WGF is doing with the really caring attitude it has adoprted will change the world for the better!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My collaboration with World Genesis Foundation go back five years and I am delighted to write these few word in support of the organisation. Their focus and assistance to youth from across the globe. WGF is truly a testament to the excellent work that WGF does to see how our network of UNESCO Clubs has grown and garnered support from the community at large.
WGF strives to stay true to their mission of "Never leaving any child behind. We have benefited greatly on the generosity of the Leadership of WGF and look forward to strengthening the partnership to help more children around the globe.

2 idowinton

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I SHITTU IDOWU KAMARDEEN A GRADUATE STUDENT OF ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY HONOLULU HAWAII NOW PART OF UNESCO, I PARTICIPATED IN THE MULTI-MEDIA COMPETITION J 2014, INSHARING IDEAS, BEING A POSITIVE CHANGE MARKER RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE KEEPING ORGANIZATION AND THE WORLD GENESIS FOUNDATION THROUGH THE CONTACT OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF UNESCO HEATHER CARTON. THIS ORGANIZATION IS ONE OF A KIND MOTIVATING THE YOUTH MAKING THEM TO BE EXPOSED TO MORAL LIFE, THAT IS ETHICS AND ACCOUNTABILITY.