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To ensure sustainable impact
for generations to come.
CARRYING ON A LEGACY
WE Charity Foundation (WCF) has been established to carry on the work started by WE Charity Canada. Our mandate is to ensure the continued support of impactful regional projects in Kenya, those that will ensure transformational change for generations.
Over the last 25 years, WE Charity Canada has generated incredible impact both at home and around the world. Internationally, the organization has transformed the quality, accessibility and impact of education in every community where it works by partnering with community leaders, families and local government. These community partnerships have resulted in tens of thousands of children being able to go to school alongside significant improvements in health care, access to clean water, financial literacy training, economic opportunity and food security, all of which have empowered communities to thrive.
25 YEARS OF TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACTS
When the winding-down of WE Charity Canada was announced, it was also announced that all outstanding development projects underway or planned would be completed. In the majority of communities, these represent the final stages of our WE Villages five-pillar development model, which ensures long-term sustainability. Since then, we’ve worked closely with community partners to fulfil this commitment. As intended, these projects will be fully run by these communities, which now have the local capacity to plan for future needs and to lead continued change.
COMPLETING EXISTING PROJECTS AND ENSURING LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY
Funding for WCF will be made possible through the sale of the WE Global Learning Center, as well as related Canadian charitable real estate assets. This process is currently underway. The Toronto real estate spaces were made possible through WE Charity’s 20th and 25th anniversary capital campaigns. We’re grateful to those funders who agreed to pivot the sales proceeds to ensure continued impact overseas.
WE CHARITY FOUNDATION
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WCF will be supporting specific flagship charitable projects. These include a hospital, college, high schools and a women’s empowerment center. Future announcements will detail additional projects supported by the foundation. All projects are important to the communities in which they operate for large-scale change.
Learn more about the communities in Kenya.
KISARUNI GROUP OF SCHOOLS
Situated in Narok County, this group of girls’ and boys’ high schools provides access to quality secondary school education including full scholarships to students in local communities, empowering them to grow as leaders who will contribute to the future development of their communities.
INTRODUCING OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WE Charity Foundation will be managed by its own leadership team, with oversight by an independent Board of Directors who will oversee the governance of the foundation and the distribution of funds to our programs. At this time, we’re pleased to announce the appointment of our new Co-Chairs of our board.
DR. STEVE OMENGE
JOHNSON MAINDA, EBS
“Together with the other board members and Foundation leadership, I am committed to overseeing the Foundation with transparency and governance that will drive sustainable impact to the communities in Kenya for years to come.”
“It is an honour to serve on the WE Charity Foundation Board with such an impressive group and continuing the amazing work that WE Charity Canada established over the past 25 years.”
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
We want to extend our deepest heartfelt thanks to the communities, staff, youth, teachers, donors and partners that have made WE Charity’s impacts possible over the past 25 years. Their commitment, passion, courage and trust are a testament to the value of every small action and the power of community to change the world.
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