Worldwide Education Fund of The Dallas Foundation’s sole purpose is to help improve the quality and scope of education for underprivileged and marginalized children and youth in some of the poorest areas of India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and beyond.
We believe that every child and youth, regardless of extreme poverty, caste, religion, gender, or other factors, deserves a chance to reach his or her maximum potential.
Since the foundation of WEF in 2009, we have impacted more than 2000 children and youth as they struggle to escape generational poverty, one person at a time.
WEF’s strength is in its five initiatives aimed at giving children and youth the tools necessary to establish their future. These are
- Quality English language skills training,
- Technology skills training,
- Coaching and mentoring Programs,
- Empowering students to reach their maximum potential,
- Educational and vocational scholarships.
WEF also works with hostels, orphanages, schools, institutions, and organizations that are committed to educating primary and secondary aged children and youth by helping them acquire educational resources that directly contribute to, expand upon, and enhance their current programs.
In the coming future, we envision a world in which our targeted student community is connected with the bright and resourceful student community in the United States. By leveraging the newest technology, we envision an online portal to coach and mentor more than 5000 kids in the remote slums and villages of India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and beyond.
We also aim to assist students through the Worldwide Education Fund Student Ambassador Association. We believe that every child has the right to a bright future and career. This is only possible if that child can attend elite vocational institutions and universities of higher learning with minimal loans. Through the Association, students will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to study at these institutions of higher learning in India, Pakistan, and the US. Students can also qualify for technology resources, coaching and professional development, as well as the upcoming internship and placement program for graduates of the vocational skills training program.
By focusing our efforts and resources on these five initiatives, we believe we are best preparing the students for success in a world that is relatively unknown to them. Without access to educational and vocational scholarships, English language skills training, technology skills training, as well as coaching, mentoring, and empowerment programs augmented by the portal, the cycles of illiteracy and generational poverty will not be broken.
The Worldwide Education Fund of The Dallas Foundation wants to break this cycle.
This is our vision… this is our mission… this is why we exist.