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What is the Canadian World Education Foundation (CWEF) and how did it begin?
What is the primary goal of CWEF?
What are the countries that CWEF is actively involved with?
Does CWEF have any paid employees?
Does CWEF receive funding from any governments/corporations?
What percentage of total funds donated reaches the intended recipients?
How does one become a member of CWEF?
Are donations to CWEF tax deductible?
For how long does CWEF support the education of a child?
Do donors have access to correspondence with their sponsorship recipients?
By when should I donate if I intend for my contribution to apply to education in the current academic year?

What is the Canadian World Education Foundation (CWEF) and how did it begin?

The Canadian World Education Foundation (CWEF) is a non-profit tax-exempt incorporated charitable organization that provides financial assistance for the schooling of poor children in need, left helpless due to circumstances beyond their control. The late Dr. Guru Mathur, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Windsor, envisioned an organization that would support widows in India so that their children could attend school. Funds to support widows started flowing to India from Canada in 1996. CWEF became tax-exempt organization in May, 2001. In 2009 CWEF expanded with the creation of the London Council. In 2012-2013 the Indian Chapter has about 100 committed donors who have assisted 754 widows for the education of their 881 children. Dr. Mathur’s vision has been realized by CWEF through these donors.

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What is the primary goal of CWEF?

CWEF’s primary goal is to assist in the education of poor children who are left helpless beyond their control. It is hoped that the children educated with assistance from CWEF will have a bright future and they will “pay it forward”.

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Which are the countries that CWEF is actively involved with?

CWEF expanded to include first a Canadian Chapter, then a Kenyan Chapter and in 2011 a Tanzanian Chapter.

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Does CWEF have any paid employees?

No.

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Does CWEF receive funding from any governments/corporations?

No.

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What percentage of total CWEF funding reaches the intended recipients?

Of the total donated funds 100% reaches the intended recipients.

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How does one become a member of CWEF?

All donors and their spouses are members of CWEF.

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Are donations to CWEF tax deductible?

Yes! If you are a Canadian taxpayer, all donations to CWEF are tax deductible.
Yes! If you are a US taxpayer and you donate to Rotary District 6400 for ‘assistance to widows’ project. Details are given here.

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For how long does CWEF support the education of a child?

The Indian chapter supports primary, secondary and post-secondary education. The Canadian and Kenyan chapters support specific schools and / or programs. The Tanzanian chapter supports primary and secondary education.

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Do donors have access to correspondence with their sponsorship recipients?

All correspondence received by CWEF is available to members. Get in touch with the General Manager or the Office Administrator to assist you in this regard.

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By when should I donate if I intend for my contribution to apply to education in the current academic year?

All donations received during one fiscal year of CWEF are used for the education of children for the next academic year. Fiscal year of CWEF starts on August 1st.

If you have any queries not addressed above or require further clarification on any information, please contact us.

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