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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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! :)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An absolute wonderful experience for the participants and volunteers alike !
Thank you so much for all the learning.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
An organization who cares about youth – the messengers of our tomorrow. It cares not only about youth as general term, but about every child and young. First I heared about, than I saw it. Respect.
I hope it is readable. I am Romanian, speaking english just occasionally.
I met Heather two years ago in Annapolis for an event organized by UNESCO. She explained what she does and she gave me a her business card for me to contact her. I then researched what WGF does and decided to contact Heather to work with her. I have been a fan of WGF and the programs we organize since then. I love the board members and volunteers. They are so passionate about their work and making the world a better place.
The World Genesis Foundation follows the ethical principles expected from a visionary organization connected to the United Nations. I am extremely happy to know that WGF is an organization which directs 100% of all its donations to the youth and the future. All funds are used to provide an educational platform to empower future generations. Through their inspiring projects, WGF motivates and gives the youth the opportunity to express their opinions and provoke long-lasting changes
I knew World Genesis Foundation in 2011 through Tinada Youth Group (TIYO) - Kenya, where I work as the Programs Coordinator. We are collaborating with World Genesis Foundation in Jump Start Program where they helps accelerate the success of missions of hope by developing and designing a professional internet solutions to grassroots community based organization globally who cannot achieve website development/ online visibility . WGF through Jumpstart program sponsored the development of TINADA YOUTH website which are in development stages with better progress. I congratulate Heather Caton (CEO and the president), Dave and the whole teams for being determine and focused to child and youth development supporting visibility of organization with no aaccess. I personally recognize from inception the effective coordination, functional structures and linkages of WGF between policies, programs and resources.
Am passionate about WGF for dedication of young people role in development. I believe that with WGF passion, resilience and creativity, young people can change the world for the better. I can’t hesitate to recommend individuals, welwishers, partners and supporters to be part of this visionary organization to help them achieve their goals.
i will highly appreciate any support accorded to World Genesis Foundation in enhancing and contributing towards their international child and youth programs Including Social Work ,Education ,Arts, Cultural Awareness, Humanities, Jumpstart program, Social, Natural Sciences and Leadership Skills
World Genesis Foundation is a great experience for the participants and volunteers. They help make the world a better place one person at a time.
I met Dave and Heather and they so expounded on the great works WGF is doing with children and
adults...I prayed about a donation, then just sat right down and wrote out a check to help further
their good works. I am especially interested in all endeavors to enrich the lives of children for I
believe that is the place to start redirection or lives for the better. WGF is also able to incorporate
successful businessmen and women, as well as artists, to interact with children giving them the
cream of the crop to try to emulate. I am sold 100% on their efforts
An organisation that has to share a lot with people interested in personal development. 5 years consecutively I had the opportunity to meety WGF through Heather Caton and Sorin Repanovici, persons that taught me to see life in a optimistic way and made me believe there is a better tomorrow. I truly recommend this foundation to all those who want have a special and different life-experience!
I am a Canadian musician who volunteered to present overtone singing workshops and to perform at Atlantykron in Romania, 2011. While there I met the extremely enthusiastic and devoted World Genesis Foundation leader, Heather Caton. I was very impressed with the level of sophistication in the topics offered for the betterment of education for young people. A wide variety of prestigious and progressive facilitators and guests made this event unforgettable.
I came across this organization at Atlantykron, a summer camp where they participate and make courses. I can honestly say their members are some of the best persons I met and that I will always be sure that a project they take care of will be a great one, because they are dedicated, hard working, motivated, brilliant and professionals. I was amazed by the amount of energy they put into their work and how they communicated with the participants. I, for one, have had interactions with many NGO's and foundations, but World Genesis is the first one that comes in mind when thinking of the impact they have on everyone's life, in a good way.
I have met The World Genesis Foundation at a camp, first year I was impressed by them, and the next I joined there effort. They have an impact with young people, by showing them a whole world of posibilities. The dedication and quality of guests they brought in every year, were extraodinary. The students were impressed, and had thier eyes opened to new subjects.
WGF brings a new perspective of the world to our future generations.
It was and honor and a Joy to be at Atlantyrkon Academy 2013 and give a talk with Peter Moon on sacred sites. The Island is a magical place of energy and the staff, teachers and the global attendees were amazing. By bringing experts together and creating vast opportunities and experiences the Academy is truly making a difference in the world. I loved this year Theme “Window into the Future”. The Academy and all that is does embodies the words in Whitney Houston song the "Greatest Love of All"…I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. The most precious sacred site is our loving heart. I support the World Genesis Foundation in their work and I hope you will also.
The World Genesis Foundation (WGF) invited me to submit proposal to participate in the event Atlantykron 2013, that they have supported since 1999. I was asked to present and teach on my area of expertise: Cognitive Science and an Interdisciplinary View of the Mind. WGF sponsored my stay in Bucharest as well as on the remote Island that is in the Danube River near the Capidava ruins/town. WGF strongly supports children and youth to have a bright future. In bringing my presentation, WGF expressed support for providing the attending youth, mostly of Romania, to my style of teaching to provide an alternate perspective to learning. The style of teaching I used addressed all modalities of learning styles and incorporated a dialogue to promote critical thinking versus a banking of information. The activities were used to practice public speaking, meta-cognitive and communication skills, among many others to explain the vast concepts included in Cognitive Science. WGF and the people with Atlantykron, demonstrated a level of hospitality that provided me with an experience of a life time. I hope to return in the future to contribute and learn so much more than I already have.
On a whim one year, (2009), I decided to join some friends on their yearly trip to Romania for "summer camp" as they called it, finding out later the official name is Atlantykron. I recalled their stories, and had seen some pictures and videos from years prior, and thought what a great opportunity this would be! My official role(s) were to be camp nurse, teach exercise and fitness, and work with our Thailand guests as part of the Cultural Awareness team. The students who enroll in the acadamy are exceptional- their thirst for knowledge unstoppable- I can honestly say they are the best students I have ever come across. Little did I know that I was the one who was going to learn more than what I had taught! I was humbled by their generosity and felt so welcomed in the camp community. (The classes offered to the participants are like nothing else- I tried to attend classes in my downtime.) The learning experience enhanced by the rustic and natural environment of the island... I miss it just writing about it. I'm still in contact with many of the participants, and it has been great to watch them grow and become successful in their lives and careers! I'm proud to say that I have been involved with and will continue to be involved with World Genesis Foundation!
I was introduced to World Genesis Foundation and asked if I would teach a class. Little did I know at the time that it would change the course of my life, that was seven years ago. One of the amazing things about WGF is that everyone that volunteers truly gives from their heart whether they are sharing time, materials, experience or their expertise. It is a collective effort with many wonderful friends, supporters and partners that makes it possible to create educational opportunity and hope for so many youth. I attended my first youth program "Atlantykron Summer Academy of Learning" I went there to give and to teach but I received and I learned.