Many of our 915 Partner organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East request our help in building their capacity in the areas of tech planning, computer importation, fundraising, appropriate disposal of ewaste, inspiring girls to pursue careers in technology, and working with other organizations.
Field Associates: each of our 10 Field Associates represent WCE in their country. They have prior financial experience working with us, a facility, and tech staff. They provide training and fee-based warranties to repair WCE computers. They are developing WCE refurbishing and training Chapters in their countries. They also help WCE as we develop our Computer For Girls and Youth Tech Leadership projects. They guide our volunteer Development Officers in providing online capacity building and our eCorps volunteers in providing onsite training to some of our Partner organizations in their countries.
Development Officers: WCE’s 265 volunteer country Development Officers working with our 10 Field Associates and 25 global educational Strategic Allies provide on-line long-term assistance and on-site training to build the leadership and organizational capacity of our 900 Partner organizations in 77 developing countries in the following eight areas: technology planning, computer and network troubleshooting, fundraising, social media, educational use of the internet, organizational development, recycling computers and orientation about the use of WCE Computer for Girls teacher resources. Volunteers are recruited to meet the training needs as defined by our Partners. WCE has sent 16 teams of professional eCorps tech volunteers to provide training in the following 11 countries: Dominican Republic (2 teams), Georgia, Ghana (2 teams), Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Philippines, Tanzania (4 teams), and Zimbabwe. 41 WCE eCorps “Travelers” have helped in 32 countries. We seek volunteers and funding. The development and implementation of this service is led by Timothy Anderson.
Strategic Allies: WCE cooperates with 25 global education and environment organizations to help build the capacity of our Partner organizations. Each of our Strategic Allies help us in more than one developing country.
Puerto Rico: We are working to recruit tech volunteers from universities and businesses to go into our pilot schools to help with teacher training. We will probably have some of our Chapter volunteers come to help orient the student leaders in our methodology in setting up a Chapter and refurbishing computers. Recruitment is being assisted by the 20/22 Act Society.
eCorps: WCE has sent 19 eCorps training teams to the following 13 countries: Dominican Republic (3 teams), Georgia, Ghana (2 teams), Honduras, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Philippines, Tanzania (4 teams), Timor-Leste, and Zimbabwe. In countries where WCE has Field Associates, our eCorps volunteers assist them in providing capacity building to some of our Partner organizations.
- FY 2017 (1): Timor-Leste 1/1
- FY 2016 (2): Dominican Republic 3/3, Honduras 1/1
- FY 2014 (3): Dominican Republic 2/3, Liberia 1/1, Tanzania 4/4
- FY 2013 (3): Tanzania ¾, Zimbabwe 1/1
- FY 2012 (2): Nicaragua 1/1, Philippines 1/1 Tanzania 2/4,
- FY 2011 (3): Dominican Republic 1/3, Nepal 1/1, Tanzania 1/4
- FY 2010 (2): Ghana 2/2, Kenya 1/1
- FY 2009 (1): Nigeria 1/1,
- FY 2008 (2): Georgia 1/1, Ghana 1/2
eCorps “Travelers”: WCE regularly needs Development Officers and other individual volunteers to visit a developing country to help meet with groups that are interested in WCE. They meet with WCE’s Partners and potential Partners to plan our next shipment of computers and to evaluate and write stories about the status, use, and impact of our prior shipments to the country. We also ask eCorps Travelers to take digital pictures for our website. A sample report from one of our “Travelers” is posted here. A sample story of the work of a “Traveler” is posted here. E-mail Timothy Anderson if you are planning a trip to a developing country. Here are some of the countries recently visited by WCE volunteers:
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