The IES Club
We believe in the direct relationship between educational excellence and economic development. Global and regional examples show us that large investments in human potential are the best solution to reduce the social contrasts.
- Marcus Mayer, WEF Chair
The International Education Society (IES), wich acts as a global social network, is a major division of the World Education Fund (WEF). The IES network is composed of individuals, supporters, partners, associates and sponsors of the Fund, that automatically become IES Club members. In addition to its own Internal Rules, the IES has an unique organizational structure - interconnected to the WEF's direction.
The IES Club starts by a social network comprised of individuals, businesses, NGOs, schools, and eventually governments, that are involved in the WEF's mission. Thus, the network comprises individuals and companies that are interested in education, cultural diversity, and sports and environmental conservation encouragement.
To fulfill its role and expand the network, the IES requires unique resources. The subscribers may participate of the social network and become IES Club members. One of its main missions will be grant a certificate and issue a quality seal, wich will be offered to educational institutions that achieve good results in international evaluation tests, around the world.
For the effective beginning of its activity, the IES will receive Fund's resources, especially to building the online electronic register and the bylaws. At global level, the partners attraction may take place via Facebook, the most famous social network, which presents itself as an efficient free tool to promote IES and WEF activities. Both teams, as the WEF's as the IES', are jointly involved in fundraising.
The IES Club
The IES Club - and its respective activities and promotions - are the key attractions for the worldwide expansion and members conquest. The main objective of the Club will be promote approach and cultural exchange between students and people involved in education related activities. Businesses, schools and supporters can also be members of the IES Club. These shareholders will be benefited through cultural exchange programs, subsidized by the Fund.
Both the network and the Club may be supported by member contributions and, especially, by WEF benefited people. In a second step, the IES may offer special discounts on products and services purchase. This will allow the IES and its respective Club achieve financial self-sufficiency without having to rely on WEF resources, in addition to the allowances provided in exchange programs.
The IES on Facebook
Join Facebook will increase the awareness of IES and WEF activities. This will be a simple and effective way to reach audiences that otherwise would hardly be achieved through traditional media, globally.
Certainly, joining Facebook for free will be an interesting strategy that will also include entertainment to attract people of all ages, interested in education related issues, sports, environment, and especially global cultural diversity and exchange.
Welcome Center in Africa
In Accra, capital of Ghana, will be located the first IES Welcome Center. Its main practical task will be receiving, housing and providing resources for English students, and volunteers for humanitarian work in Africa. To take part in WEF programs, the contestants may become IES Club members and exploit the offered advantages.