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Our Core Values

WCE is guided by these core values in all of its work.


We believe in the equal value and respect of every human being, as change happens through people.


We celebrate the ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity of our partners, members, and leadership.


We challenge ourselves to perform at the highest level, using collaborative effort to create impact.


We are accountable to all our stakeholders, sharing our stories and work transparently.

We are a collective of people around the world working to better the world.

Our members work in different roles that each serve integral functions in WCE. The following are some of the main roles in which our members work.

WCE’s 700 volunteers around the world are the backbone of our work. They perform a variety of functions including refurbishing computers and providing on-site technical training.

265 volunteer Development Officers around the world provide long-term online and on-site assistance to build the leadership and organizational capacity of our 940 Partners.

Our 11 part-time Field Associates represent WCE in 10 African countries. They coordinate programs abroad by recruiting teachers and providing services to local communities.

WCE has 25 Global Educational Strategic Allies. These organizations around the world help us coordinate our various projects abroad.