5 Million Youth
Since 2000, the generous donations of volunteer time, computers, and money to our nonprofit from companies, foundations, and individuals have already helped nearly 5 million young people in 3,300 schools, youth centers, libraries, and universities in 47 countries connect with the opportunities, skills, and understanding of the internet.
Our 700 volunteers take on a variety of tasks. Many work in our Chapters in Australia, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the USA to refurbish our computers and load educational content. Some work to gather and secure approval for our use of educational content. Many volunteer as Development Officers to provide online capacity building and our eCorps volunteers provide onsite tech training in many of the countries to which we ship. We also have teams of volunteers helping us develop our Computers For Girls initiative that we are piloting in several African countries and our Youth Tech Leadership initiative that we are piloting in Puerto Rico and in some of our Chapters in the USA. In many cases we are aided by our 25 global education and environmental Strategic Allies. Above are volunteers at WCE Chicago Chapter. Read more volunteer opportunities…
Companies, foundations, and individuals have been generous in donating Sponsor funds to help reduce the amount of the matching funds that our 915 Partner organizations in 77 developing countries pay to receive our services. Sponsors select the specific country and/or WCE Services that they want to financially support. Many companies find appealing the fact that WCE spends less than 4% on fundraising. On the left, WCE Board member Robb Rill presents a check to the WCE CEO.
WCE now has 9 Field Associates representing us in 9 African countries. They help recruit and provide services to Partner organizations. They are developing WCE refurbishing and training Chapters in their countries. They also help us recruit teachers in their countries to work with teachers in the USA to co-develop tools for teachers working to inspire girls to pursue careers in technology. To the left is Leroy Beldeh, WCE Field Associate in Liberia during his visit to the WCE Chicago Chapter. Read more about our Field Associates….
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