“We all have the chance to create a world where extreme poverty
is the exception rather than the rule, and where all children have
the same chance to thrive, no matter where they’re born. For
those of us who believe in the value of every human life, there
isn’t any more inspiring work underway in the world today.”
Bill and Melinda Gates
This year’s Gates Annual Letter 2014, 3 Myths That Block Progress For The Poor is a critical read to start the New Year with optimism and hope that together we can do our part in alleviating poverty and honoring and valuing all lives around the world.
At Bonnventures and The World We Want Foundation, we work with a network of nonprofit organizations working in over 70 countries supporting youth-generated, mentor-guided social action projects that result in transformational outcomes for communities and for the teams of young people learning what it takes to create positive social change.
What is project-based learning? You’ll find a great answer at the Buck Institute for Education “Students build success skills valuable for today’s world.” At The World We Want Foundation our focus is on youth education and how young people can develop 21st century skills critical for their success. Using our project-based service learning framework, Problem-Solution-Impact-Story, young people gain tools for navigating and implementing solutions to social and environmental challenges while at the same time, learning by doing good.
On our crowdfunding platform, The World We Want Foundation’s programming adds the service component to projects so that teachers and mentors guide student generated projects that are meaningful and relevant in and out of the classroom and connect to communities. We offer the global community the opportunity to fund youth education and to be inspired and learn from the stories of social impact.
The 5C’s of our programming:
Happy New Year 2014! Cheers!