|OPERATIONS AND POLICY
How we select the projects?
|How does the WFWO select the projects it supports?The WFWO carefully screens the projects it supports. We bring these projects to you in partnership with other organizations with relevant expertise and reach. We pay special attention to the following factors:
1. The project is innovative in its approach to addressing poverty. We support “good development” – development that empowers and creates opportunities without adversely affecting important elements such as the environment, women’s participation, and cultural integrity;
2. The project stresses and has got proven ability to strengthen the capacity of local organizations in developing countries, a key to results and sustainability;
3. The project has clear objectives with measurable results in a given time frame;
4. The project is collaborative and can work with a variety of organizations and coalitions; and the project partners are able and willing to report progress and results.
How will the WFW Organization support the World Schoolhouse to alleviate extreme poverty?
The WFWO supports the World Schoolhouse to try to make primary education a reality for extremely poor children in the developing world. The international community agrees that quality education is the single most important factor in sustaining improved standards of living for people in extremely poor countries. It helps preventing the spread of AIDS/HIV and child labour, reducing environmental degradation and spurring economic growth, all of which make a real difference in the lives of very poor people. Education is the foundation on which individuals, families and communities can build sustainable futures.