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Giving Power to All by Giving Power to Women

Empowerment through education stands at the heart of The Wonder Foundation, a UK-based organization focused on changing the lives of women around the world. In recognizing the role of education in equality, the Wonder Foundation puts an important emphasis on knowledge and the ways we can use knowledge to create a better world.

Broadly, The Wonder Foundation aims to empower vulnerable communities throughout the world through education. However, the organization recognizes that a community cannot be empowered if its women are still treated unequally. Because of this, The Wonder Foundation focuses on working with projects that specifically support women and girls.

By starting with women and working outwards to their families and communities, the organization works holistically to improve the lives of people all over the world. The Foundation helps schoolchildren, health workers, and anyone else who needs training in the skills required to break out of poverty.

The Wonder Foundation aims to do these things with four types of action. The first of these is through sharing knowledge. The organization partners with and trains leaders to design projects to improve the community and teaches its partners the best ways to manage these projects.

The second is through engagement and participation. They heavily promote volunteers and participation throughout communities. Internally, they encourage the design and development of their projects on all levels of the Foundation.

Third, they aim to raise general awareness. To do this, The Wonder Foundation organizes seminars, workshops, and conferences to raise awareness of the issues they hope to address.

Finally, they encourage investing and economic sustainability. The organization fundraises for the projects they lead to keep their work sustainable and helps others learn important financial skills to support themselves in the future.

All of this is done to create a snowball effect towards a better world. In this world, women and girls’ agency is fostered so that they are able to make informed choices for their lives, stable families are supported and valued as the root of a community, development is not singularly based on Western values, and ending poverty is done through good work.

The Wonder Foundation focuses on three fields in order to improve the lives of women around the world: education, health, and women’s empowerment. A lot of the work involved in attaining these involves reaching out to existing community organizations and projects and offering support and opportunity for collaboration. The importance of working together to empower women and end poverty is at the core of The Wonder Foundation’s beliefs and actions, and they are constantly looking for partners to help advance their work in education, health, and women’s empowerment.

The Wonder Foundation believes in the intrinsic dignity of every individual without exception, which means that they vocally support human rights and freedom at every age, socioeconomic status, and gender identity. They feel strongly that every person should be given the respect to be able to make their own decisions about their lives. With this kind of respect and freedom, we can reach equality and work towards ending poverty.

If you want to get involved with The Wonder Foundation, there are countless opportunities from internships to donations. Check out their website here!

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    Janice Henshaw

    June 3, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Very interesting and well written article. Hooray for Women’s rights to education and
    Empowerment. Thank you.

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