The “WWA” sponsorship program was created to assist impoverished children who can not afford the costs of public schooling.
Unfortunately, public education is not free in most developing countries where students are required to pay for their tuition and if not direct tuition then they are required to pay for “teacher special fees” or “desk fees” or mandatory replacement uniforms or books, exams, and graduation and other ceremonies. These fees are why the poorest children are never able to attend. Instead, they work in sweatshops and rice fields, perpetuating the family’s poverty. Sponsors are encouraged to communicate with each child thereby forging links between people of varying cultures to learn about each other and grow together.
TEP embodies “WWA” “Pass It On” philosophy, a philosophy that encourages people who have received a free education to pass it on to others. For only USD $10.00 per month a TEP sponsorship allows a child to attend public school with 100% of the money going towards the children’s school costs.
PWF verifies that all TEP applicants are actually the poorest of the poor by sending volunteers to the children’s homes and, in order to insure that all donated money is only spent on schooling, TEP recipients are required to obtain a principal’s or director’s signature for all expenses.