Educational Institutions

Bolivian Quaker Education Fund Inc

  • Fredonia, NY
  • www.bqef.org

Mission Statement

BQEF's mission is to strengthen ties between Andean Quakers and those of North America and Europe through programs that:
* enhance the educational opportunities of Andean Friends
* nurture their service work
* strengthen their schools, and
* bring this work to the attention of Friends in North America and Europe.

The Bolivian Quaker Education Fund is
forging ahead in six key areas:
*  Scholarships – supporting higher education
for qualified Quaker high school graduates.

Among
those receiving scholarships are future teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers,
agronomists, architects, dentists, entrepreneurs, accountants – young people
with great promise for contributing to the peaceful development of their country.
*  Instructional Development –
upgrading instructional capacity in English and Computers,  increasing class hours in English studies.  
*  Infrastructure Development –
improving environments where learning takes place. This might include land or new buildings, as well as more modest projects such as computer and language labs.  
*  Visitations & Exchanges –
coordinating volunteer service, teacher training, and visits of Bolivian Quakers to the US -- including arranging for Bolivian
Quaker teachers to intern in US Quaker schools.
*  Workshops – sponsoring both Quaker Education and Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops.
* Internado – supporting a supervised residence in Sorata for students who would otherwise have at least a 90-minute walk to school.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships
  2. Internships, Visitations, and Exchanges

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Education and non-violence work in Bolivia, concentrated in the city & province of La Paz.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Dr. Newton Garver

Keywords

Self-reported

Education, peace, volunteer, Quaker, Friends, fellowship,indigenous, poverty, non-violence, Bolivia, Andean, South America,

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EIN

11-3650879

 Number

7495481611

Also Known As

BQEF

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Education changes lives dramatically: the average
Bolivian’s income is often less than $300 a year in rural areas, but a college
graduate earns $300 or more a month. 

BQEF scholarship graduates and teaching interns have gone on to initiate service programs of their own, including health education, non-violence work in prisons, and teacher and administrator training.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarships

Supporting the higher education of qualified Quaker high school graduates

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Native Americans/American Indians

Adults

Budget

$21,875.00

Program 2

Internships, Visitations, and Exchanges

Coordinating volunteer service, teacher
exchanges, and visits of Bolivian Quakers
to the US -- including arranging for Bolivian
Quaker teachers and administrators to intern in US Quaker
schools.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Education and non-violence work in Bolivia, concentrated in the city & province of La Paz.

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Bolivian Quaker Education Fund Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Newton Garver

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Newton Garver

No Affiliation

Term: Aug 2002 -

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