Worldfund has changed its name to… Educando!
After celebrating 15 years transforming education in Latin America, impacting more than 5 million public school students in Mexico and Brazil, Worldfund announces its is changing its name to “Educando”.
Founded in 2002 as World Education & Development Fund, Worldfund announced the name change during its Annual Education Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York.
Educando’s Board member Ronaldo Stern announces the organization’s name change
This organizational name change represents a leap forward for Educando and will bring the organization closer to the communities of Latin America, where our programs are scaling and continue to develop solid relationships with local and federal governments.
“The name Educando represents the transformative power of our programs designed to train and equip high quality educators in Mexico and Brazil. Educando in both Spanish and Portuguese are action verbs, describing an amazing work already in progress and reaching millions, and in English reflects the imperative that high quality education is something that can be done and made accessible for children everywhere,” said Kelly Maurice, Educando’s Executive Director.
The event honored two champions of education in Latin America, Blanca Treviño, CEO of Softtek, from Mexico, and Jair Ribeiro da Silva Neto, CEO of Banco Indusval and Founder of Parceiros da Educação, from Brazil. Two testimonial speakers, Guilherme dos Anjos, a student from Santo Andre in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Karina Becerra, a teacher and principal from Sinaloa, Mexico, shared how Educando’s programs have impacted their lives for the better, equipping them with the tools they needed to succeed in their academic and professional careers.
2018 Education Leadership Award Dinner Honorees – Blanca Trevino
Educando transforms public schools communities in Mexico and Brazil by training teachers and principals in educational excellence, equipping them for state-of-the art education in science, math, technology, leadership, and English. The three programs together have trained over 9,200 educators, impacting over 5.3 million students in public schools in Mexico and Brazil.
Educando. Edu-can-do. Education can do so much for the development of Mexico and Brazil.