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WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that partners with governments and other organizations in developing countries to provide volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship.

Children, Education

All 19 countries:
  Summary by region:

Date Founded: 1986
Number of Staff: 30

Description of Services:
In each of our programs, volunteers are placed in schools and host communities in developing countries that specifically request WorldTeach volunteers and would otherwise be unable to afford or locate qualified teachers. Volunteers receive training, language preparation, and field support, empowering them to make an impact that will last long after they leave.
WorldTeach was founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986, who were motivated by the desire to promote education at the local level in places where teachers and resources were lacking. Each year, we send about 500 volunteers, impassioned by that same desire, to the local schools and host communities in developing countries around the world that have specifically requested our support. Since our inception, we have placed over 5,000 volunteers, providing them with teacher training, language preparation, and field support, empowering them to affect lasting change on the communities they work with around the world.
Accomplishments & Progress:

Financial Information   Verified
Year 2010 2009 2007
Total Revenue: $3,310,278 $2,811,267 $2,176,921
        Program Services Expenses: $2,959,256
(94% of total)
(95% of total)
(946% of total)
        Management & General Expenses: $194,130
(6% of total)
(5% of total)
(53% of total)
        Fundraising Expenses: $2,027
(0% of total)
(0% of total)
(1% of total)
        Total Expenses: $3,155,413 $2,721,236 $205,916

Additional Background Information: With roots through Harvard University, WorldTeach offers the benefits of a well-established volunteer organization, while also providing more comprehensive, personalized support and training as a small NGO. Local Partners: American Samoa Department of Education; Hunan Provincial Government, China; Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica; Guyana Ministry of Education; Marshall Islands Ministry of Education; Chuuk Department of Education, Micronesia; Kosrae Department of Education, Micronesia; Pohnpei Department of Education, Micronesia; Namibia Ministry of Education; Tanzania Ministry of Education and Vocational Training; Nakhon Phanom Province Department of Education, Thailand; Asian University for Women, Bangladesh; Fundacion Educacional Oportunidad, Chile; Priyar University, India; PanAfrican Energy, Tanzania; Rising Star Orphanage, India; Sanmaarga Gurukulum, India; Volunteers Colombia; Creative International Education Management and Consultancy, Vietnam Additional Affiliations: Brookings Institute: Building Bridges Coalition; Center for International Development, Harvard University; The Committee on African Studies, Harvard University; The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; DukeEngage, Duke University; Helen Kellogg Institute of International Studies, University of Notre Dame; International Volunteer Programs Association; Kennedy School of Government; The Morehead-Cain Foundation, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; The Posse Foundation

Helen Claire Sievers
Executive Director Phone: 857-259-6646
Development Director:
Kali den Heijer
Finance Director
Phone: 857-259-6646
Volunteer Coordinator:
Kandice Kohler-Tibuni
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 857-259-6646
Board of Directors and Board of Advisors:

Michael Kremer
Department of Economics
Cambridge MA

Stewart Uretsky
Conservation International
Arlington VA

Scott Leland
Kennedy School of Government
Cambridge MA

Roger Arjoon
Private Equity, Arcapita Bank
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Thomas Gabrielle
Food & Agricultural Organization
United Nations Nairobi, Kenya

Shelly Leanne
Educate for Success
Fullerton CA

Dan Levy
Kennedy School of Government
Cambridge MA

Steve Reifenberg
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Santiago Chile

Ebonya Washington
Professor of Economics
New Haven CT

Catherine Winnie
Director of Office of International Programs
Cambridge MA

Harriet Wong
Belmont MA

One Brattle Square
Suite 550
Cambridge , MA 02138
United States
Phone: 857-259-6646
Fax: 857-259-6638
Web: http://www.worldteach.org

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