How to Become a World Forum Champion for Children
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president…“
– Nelson Mandela
Impact children globally by supporting the mission of the World Forum Foundation to strengthen the quality of services to children and families. This is accomplished through the ongoing exchange of ideas around the world on the delivery of early care and education in diverse settings. Face-to-face interactions at world summit meetings and ongoing dialogues online connect a community of World Forum advocates and generate far-reaching outcomes and ideas.
Join us in this work by becoming a World Forum Champion for Children. With a contribution of $500 you can support the overall work of the World Forum Foundation and the focused activities of Working Groups and Projects described below. As a Champion for Children, you will…
- Enable Fellowships to be offered to delegates who need additional financial support to attend the World Forum summit meetings.
- Build the strength and diversity of the World Forum community.
- Be guaranteed space at the early bird rate for the biannual World Forum on Early Care and Education.
- Be recognized as a World Forum Champion for Children on the World Forum website and in the World Forum Foundation’s annual report.
|World Forum Foundation Core Functions
Planning, funding, coordinating and evaluating all World Forum events and working groups.
|Global Leaders for Young Children
Creating the next generation of advocates for children around the world through training, mentoring and networking.
|Nature Action Collaborative for Children
Nature Action Teams around the world connecting 2 million young children with nature.
|HIV/AIDS and Young Children Action Tank
A meeting place for community projects meeting the needs of young children whose lives have been directly affected by HIV/AIDS.
|Indigenous People’s Action Group
Early childhood representatives from indigenous communities around the world exploring ideas on preserving and rebuilding indigenous cultures in diverse settings.
|Men in Early Childhood Education
Reflecting and acting upon the value of gender balance in early childhood education and the benefits and barriers to men’s full participation.
|International Working Group on Peace Building with Young Children
A meeting place for early childhood practitioners, researchers and advocates to share experiences and explore strategies for bringing together communities emerging from armed conflict.
|Working Group for the Rights of Children in Children’s Homes
Providing support and training to institutions around the world caring for children who have lost their families.
|Working Group on Play
Spreading the idea that children learn best through play by exploring how play is faring around the world and how it can be promoted in schools.
|Working Group on Curriculum
Early childhood educators from around the world in dialog about whether there are universal, international principals underlying early childhood education.