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The IES

 

We would like to invite you, students of all ages, and interested in issues like Education, Environmental Conservation, Sports, and especially Cultural Exchange, to join the International Education Society (IES).

The IES is a major division of the WEF, which acts as network and club. The IES Club will promote cultural exchange and approach students and people involved in Education related activities. Businesses, schools and supporters can also join the Club, to provide incitement of WEF education programs all over the world.

In addition, the IES offers a Certification Seal for partners, and a Quality Seal for schools and institutions that carry out excellence works in education, and in scientific and technological development.

Read more about the IES by clicking here or on the link at the top menu.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

This section is intended to help you answer any questions in the following areas:

 

ABOUT THE WEF

 

FOR DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS

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FOR NGOs

 

GENERAL INQUIRIES

 


What does The World Education Fund (WEF) do?

The World Education Fund (WEF) is an international non-profit dedicated to promoting economic and social development around the world through educational projects. Our mission is also provide support to excellence programs of other non-governmental organizations.

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How is the WEF different from other non-profits?

Transparency, accontability, governance, quality and trust are paramount to the Fund mission and vision. To address this important area, our Organization has built a unique Quality Model to help you identify the top-performing programs in our projects list. We also review other NGO track records and management teams, as well as the confirming evidence provided by the organizations' affiliations and funders. The WEF works with a Worldwide Advisory Board of international experts who recommend NGO Partners. In addition, we work closely with our partner non-profit organizations to engage them in our International Education Society (IES).

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Where can I find a complete description of your mission, vision and services?

Please visit the About Us and the Featured Projects sections. In these sections you will find the mission and detailed description of our projects and programs.

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Who are the WEF customers?

Individuals, Non-Governmental Organizations, Volunteers, Schools, Businesses, Universities.

We feature select NGOs (non-governmental organizations) who are serving our world communities, featuring only the top-performing organizations.  Working on educational programs and projects, cultural exchange and promotion programs, environmental protection, and supporting sports, these organizations are making a scalable and meaningful difference.

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Does the WEF transfers funds to governments?

The WEF doesn't transfers funds to governments ou state instances. Corruption is the main reason to transfers do not occur.

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Who started the WEF?

Marcus Mayer is the founder and CEO of the WEF. In 2006, he co-founded WEF Brazil, the first global branch of the Fund. Inspired by his international experiences and life-long involvement in Education and International Relations, he started the World Education Fund in order to contribute to economic and social development of the nations and their people.

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Who is the WEF team?

Our team consists of qualified professionals, experts, and individuals interested in the WEF's mission. To find out more about our team, please visit the Team section, at the top menu.

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How much does it cost to join the WEF's programs and services?

All the WEF's programs and services are free. In order to serve our nonprofit mission, we strongly believe that a baseline of programs and services should always be free to individuals and other NGOs.

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How is the WEF funded?

The WEF is supported by individual donors, foundations, businesses, governments, and other international organizations. We also provide a customized service for companies and their international giving and volunteer programs. This service supports our nonprofit mission and helps provide sustainability.

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Does the WEF provide financial assistance to individuals and other non-profit organizations?

Yes. The WEF is a non-profit grant-making organization. Donors use our programs, or find other NGO-partners projects to which they choose to donate. If you are a non-profit organization, you may register your organization at the '3D NGO Program' and the International Education Society (IES).

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How do you ensure that the organizations and projects featured on your site are quality?

Quality and trust are paramount to the WEF mission and vision. To address this important area, we built a unique Quality Model to help you identify our top-performing programs, and projects of other NGOs, in our 3D Partners Program. We also review the other NGO programs and management teams. The WEF works with a Worldwide Advisory Board of international experts who supports NGO Partners projects and programs.

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Does the WEF have a blog?

Each of our regional Agencies have a blog, in the own language.We believe that small actions can change the world, and when we find a great opportunity for change or an inspiring story, we want to share it with you.

The WEF also participate of social networks: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.  We'd love to hear from you in these networks.

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Can I give by credit card? Do I have other options?

As a donor, you may donate online via credit card. PayPal is the processor for the credit card transactions. You do not need to register an account with PayPal in order to pay by credit card. Paypal does charge a small processing fee that will be deducted from the donation.

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Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Your donation is eligible for a US tax deduction.

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Is there a minimum donation?

No. Any amount can make a difference.

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 What is PayPal?

The PayPal service enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online. See PayPal's website for more detailed information.

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How do I find more information about a volunteer opportunity?

Once you have found a volunteer opportunity that interests you, you may send us an eMail and your questions directly to a representative of the WEF in your location.

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Can I volunteer at the WEF?

Check available volunteer and job positions at the Jobs & Volunteers section. Our programs and projects, however, are designed to help you find volunteer opportunities all over the world! When you see an opportunity that looks interesting, be sure to explore all the information provided in the volunteer opportunity profile.

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What is an NGO?

NGO stands for Non-Governmental Organization. The World Bank defines NGOs as "private organizations that pursue activities to relieve suffering, promote the interests of the poor, protect the environment, provide basic social services, or undertake community development" (Operational Directive 14.70). In wider usage, the term NGO can be applied to any nonprofit organization that is independent from government. NGOs are typically value-based organizations that depend, in whole or in part, on charitable donations and voluntary service.

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What is the WEF '3D NGO Program'?

Please visit the Featured Programs section and select the 3D Program link. In this section you will find a detailed description of our NGO-Partnership program.

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What are the benefits to joining partnership with the WEF?

The WEF's service and marketing efforts direct donors and volunteers to our NGO partners. The commitment to quality at the WEF gains the trust of donors and volunteers and motivates them to give and volunteer their time to our NGO partners.

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How do I find donors and volunteers through the WEF service?

In order to find donors and volunteers, an NGO must first subscribe to a partnership agreement with the WEF, by means of our '3D NGO Program'. This will allow interested donors and volunteers to view your organization’s profile and learn more about what you do.

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How quickly can my organization use the WEF's services?

After you complete the partnership process, the WEF team will review your information, projects and programs. If all of the requirements has been fulfilled, the process will take 3-5 weeks. We will notify you once your organization's partnership has been approved. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Once your organization has become an WEF NGO-Partner, the 3D Program team will begin the verification process. We apply our unique Quality Model to evaluate each potential partner. We do not guarantee partnership and reserve the right to decline to all content provided for publication on our website. Continued publication on WEF's NGO-Partner page is contingent on the completion of annual updates.

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How do I subscribe to WEF's Newsletter?

Sending us a request by eMail, you can subscribe to our newsletter.

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Can I recommend an organization to be featured in the WEF NGO partners spotlight?

Organizations that are featured on the NGO Partners page are registered NGOs on our 3D Program. If you want to recommend a current WEF partner-member, please email us. Include a short paragraph of why you feel we should feature this particular organization or project, your name, phone number and email address.

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Can I recommend a volunteer to be featured in the page spotlight?

Volunteers who are featured on our pages need to be involved with one of our current programs or projects. If you want to recommend an appropriate volunteer, please email us. Include a short paragraph of why you feel we should receive this particular volunteer, your name, phone number and email address.

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I just saw a typo or bad link on your website. Who can I inform?

If you notice a typo or a bad link, please email the appropriate web page url and a short description of the error.

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I would like to recommend an NGO. How do I do this?

You can tell them about the WEF and encourage them to contact us by eMail. Or, by using Contact Us link, you may send us a short paragraph of why you feel we should outreach to this organization in order to include them in our 3D Program.

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I don't see my question here. Who can I contact for help?

You may always contact the WEF and our teams by eMail. Please use the Contact Us link and then click on Contact Form.

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