Saturday, December 5, 2015

World Experiences Foundation

World Experiences Foundation
(Nominated by Hilda de Leon Xavier)

WEF is a 501(c)3 organization that strives to bring people of color and people with diverse experiences in school classrooms to impart anti-bias education.

On December 10th, the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights 
Alliance will honor human rights heroes from around our
great state. A recognition program  will take place at the
State Capitol. More information can be found here:
The mission of the nonprofit is to promote global citizenship in Oklahoma communities, and fight racism and bigotry with anti-bias multicultural and multilingual education. WEF was founded in 2013 by Norman resident and the 2015 Oklahoma Multicultural Teacher of the Year Akash Patel.

In less than 2 years, WEF has recruited dozens of international student volunteers to bring diverse learning experiences to over 17,000 students at 41 schools and trained hundreds of teachers in inter-disciplinary global learning across the state of Oklahoma. Their presentations and events are exciting and informative, and more importantly, act as a catalyst in causing individuals young and old to think about all the aspects involved with multiculturalism.

WEF is making a positive difference in Oklahoma and it is well-deserving of this award.

"Our digital partnerships with schools and people around the world have afforded unmatched global learning opportunities for students at this inner-city school in Oklahoma City! From mystery skypes to Google Hangout to video conferencing, students have interacted with and learned from classes and leaders from all across the globe." 
--From the World Experiences Foundation website  

"All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law."
--Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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