Educational Institutions

World Education, Inc.

  • Boston, MA
  • http://www.worlded.org

Mission Statement

World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education and social and economic development programs. World Education is well-known for its work around the globe in education (both formal and nonformal sectors); community development; school governance; girls' and women's education; integrated literacy; maternal and child health; microcredit and small enterprise development; HIV and AIDS education, prevention, and care; environmental education; refugee training; and monitoring and evaluation. World Education also works to strengthen adult literacy and education in the United States. Projects are designed to contribute to individual growth, community participation, institutional capacity, and national development.

Main Programs

  1. US Division
  2. Asia Division
  3. Africa Division
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Since its founding in 1951, World Education has worked in more than 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America on long-term multinational and country-specific projects, including:

Australia
Benin
Brazil
Cambodia
China
Cote d'Ivoire
Egypt
France
Ghana
Guinea
India
Indonesia
Jordan
Laos
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Senegal
Swaziland
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Uganda
United States of America
Zimbabwe

In addition, World Education is involved in project(s) that have global scope.


ruling year

1959

Principal Officer since 1982

Self-reported

Mr. Joel Lamstein

Keywords

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HIV/AIDS, refugees, girls' education, women's education, sustainable agricultural, adult education, ESOL, maternal health, child health, child labor

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EIN

13-1804349

 Number

6343930134

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

International Economic Development (Q32)

International Agricultural Development (Q31)

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

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World Education is a leader in building the skills, talents, and resources of local groups so they can accomplish their missions. We partner with private, public, and nongovernmental organizations and we pay attention to the cultural, linguistic, geographic, and economic context, supporting effective local management and promoting long-term partnerships among local organizations.

World Education's 60-plus years of experience in the field allows us to shape the global education agenda. World Education has worked in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America on long-term multinational and country-specific projects.

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

US Division

In the United States, World Education supports older youth and adult learners by strengthening the educators, organizations, and systems that serve them. World Education is a national leader in building the adult education system's capacity to provide high-quality instruction and advising for adult learners. We collaborate with a wide range of governmental and nongovernmental partners to provide training, project design and management, resource development, and research grounded in program contexts. When adult learners further their education, they can improve their career options, advocate for their communities, and support their children's academic success.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

Program 2

Asia Division

World Education brings hope through education to more than half a million children and adults around the world by working to increase literacy, ensure girls' access to education, and reduce child labor and human trafficking. Our training programs improve agricultural methods, help displaced peoples, and reduce violence through conflict resolution. We ensure that more people around the world have access to learning—with a strong focus on gender equality.

Some areas of expertise in our Asia programming include:

Basic Education: World Education improves access to education and the quality of education for vulnerable children and adults.  We work with parents in the community, strengthen teachers' skills, and upgrade school facilities to create effective learning environments for teaching literacy and numeracy.
Basic and Integrated Literacy:  We address real-life concerns and incorporate life skills training into our literacy programs. By integrating topics such as health information and business skills training into literacy programs, we ensure that people are better able to care for themselves and their families.
 
Child Labor and Trafficking: Many forms of child labor are harmful to the welfare of children and limit their potential.  World Education initiatives increase community awareness about child trafficking and labor. We link youth to education, offering them opportunities to change their futures.
 
Girls' and Women's Education: Investing in girls' and women's education is the single most effective way to improve the lives of families and communities. World Education's programs equip girls and women with tools they need to charge of their own lives.

Microenterprise and Microfinance: We help disadvantaged men and women create opportunities for greater economic security for themselves and their families through literacy, education, and the support of credit unions.
 
Societies in Transition: In communities affected by conflict, we collaborate with local governments and NGOs to rebuild social, educational and economic stability.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Africa Division

World Education brings hope through education to more than half a million children and adults around the world by working to increase literacy, ensure girls' access to education, and reduce child labor and human trafficking. Our training programs improve agricultural methods, help displaced peoples, and reduce violence through conflict resolution. We ensure that more people around the world have access to learning—with a strong focus on gender equality.

Some areas of expertise in our Africa programming include:

Basic Education: World Education strengthens parents' associations and encourages community participation in education, which lead to improved educational systems both locally and nationally   We create education opportunities for both children and adults.
 
Basic and Integrated Literacy:  We structure literacy programs to incorporate relevant information that people can use in their everyday lives.  This includes integrating health information or business skills into literacy curricula.
 
Girls' and Women's Education
By increasing girls' and women's access to quality education, we ensure that they develop the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives through social and economic development.
 
HIV and AIDS:  Incorporating HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and support into programs is a priority for World Education.  We work with community groups to reduce stigma and reach some of the most at risk populations, including women as well as orphans and other vulnerable children.
 
Microenterprise and Microfinance: We help disadvantaged men and women create opportunities for greater economic security for themselves and their families through literacy, education, and support to credit unions.
 
Societies in Transition: In communities affected by conflict, we encourage problem solving, tolerance, and peace by bringing about social and economic stability.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

People Living with HIV or AIDS - PLWHA

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    World Education improves the quality of life through education for half a million children and adults in more than 20 countries. World Education's programs promote individual and collective change: Our training programs improve adult education, help displaced peoples, stem the tide of HIV, and reduce violence through conflict resolution.

    Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as in the United States. Working in concert with private, public, and nongovernmental organizations, World Education initiatives support effective local management and promote partnerships between local organizations.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    World Education is a leader in building the skills, knowledge and resources of local groups so they can accomplish their missions effectively.

    We use experiential and engaging teaching techniques to help people and organizations develop skills that build on the learners' context (cultural, linguistic, geographic, and economic), and include vital information about life and livelihoods—health, agriculture, small business development—that learners can put to immediate use.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    World Education combines extensive technical knowledge with evidence-based approaches that consider the needs of everyone we serve.

    Although our education work spans a wide range of issues, our focus is always on building the capacity of our partners to implement successful programs. Internationally, World Education specializes in the following areas:

    Basic Education for Children and Adults
    Child Labor and Trafficking Prevention
    Civil Society Development
    Early Childhood Development
    Girls' and Women's Education
    HIV and AIDS
    Life Skills Training
    Information and Communication Technologies
    Microfinance and Livelihoods Development
    Sustainable Agriculture/Food Security
    Youth
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    To determine whether programs are on track and meeting their objectives, and testing new innovations in education, World Education has been helping NGO, government, and multilateral partners for years to gather timely, valid and reliable data and better utilize data in their routine program design and management.

    World Education offers a range of monitoring, evaluation, and research services, with a proven track record in designing and implementing performance monitoring plans, data quality audits, various kinds of evaluation, and the application of quantitative and qualitative research methods. World Education staff yield results for partners, thereby enabling them to articulate comprehensive national and project-level monitoring and evaluation and research strategies. Close collaboration with all stakeholders ensures ownership and use of evaluation and research results.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    At World Education, we help our partners develop and implement innovative, practical solutions that combat barriers to education.

    World Education offers a wide range of services, providing high-quality technical assistance, program expertise, and analytical insights. Our professional staff are leaders in program design, research, and curriculum development, as well as monitoring and evaluation. World Education also enhances the quality of education by conducting teacher trainings and implementing education information systems.

    World Education provides expert services in the following areas:

    Assessment
    Capacity Building
    Curriculum Development
    Education Management Information Systems
    ICTs in Education
    Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research
    Teacher Training
    Technical Assistance
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Since its founding in 1951, World Education has worked in more than 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America on long-term multinational and country-specific projects, including:

Australia
Benin
Brazil
Cambodia
China
Cote d'Ivoire
Egypt
France
Ghana
Guinea
India
Indonesia
Jordan
Laos
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Senegal
Swaziland
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Uganda
United States of America
Zimbabwe

In addition, World Education is involved in project(s) that have global scope.


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WORLD EDUCATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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World Education, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Joel Lamstein

BIO

President of World Education since 1982, Joel Lamstein has more than 40 years of experience in business management. A graduate of the Sloan School of Management at MIT and recipient of the National Science Foundation Fellowship at Columbia University and an MIT Teaching Fellowship, he has taught at the Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston University, and the University of Michigan School of Public Health. In 1971, Joel co-founded Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit international health organization that works to improve health service management systems. In 1978, Joel co-founded the public health consulting company John Snow, Inc. (JSI).

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"I've had the pleasure of leading World Education since 1982. Throughout these years I've witnessed the impact of our work near and far. From Mali to Maine, World Education strives to educate and empower children and adults so that they can improve their livelihoods and be informed and active members of their communities. We pride ourselves on the innovative and high quality training and support we provide. Evaluations and more informal feedback from educators and administrators who participate in World Education's programs have been consistently positive across time and geography. I have the highest respect for our talented staff who regularly go beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of under-educated adults and families. World Education is truly an example of an organization that thinks globally and acts locally.
~ Joel Lamstein, President, World Education, Inc."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Paul Musante

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Term: Oct 2016 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?