CWEF Thanks “Giving Back”

Many of you have served with CWEF through one of our short-term service learning trips. A majority of CWEF’s volunteers share their talents with us through those special programs on location in one of our partner communities. CWEF also has special needs as an organization related to our communication and    administration functions. We are blessed that volunteers also share their unique gifts with us in those areas. Some times these volunteers are already familiar with us through participation in our short-term events. But, volunteers also learn about CWEF and our mission through the internet. Last summer we were blessed to have four volunteers serve with us for one month. All four were students finishing their MBA program through the highly regarded Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. This MBA program integrates a “Giving Back” program as part of its corporate social  responsibility coursework. All  students in the program seek out a non-profit agency through which they can complete a project relevant to their interests. These four students spent a month in our Kunming office. They reviewed our current processes and made recommendations for improving CWEF project information tracking. In addition, they reviewed available information management systems and made recommendations to us for systems that would meet our needs as well as be accessible  across our various offices. The tracking improvements were instituted already in the fall and the  information management improvements are being implemented throughout this year. Keep an eye out this month for our new website that is a part of these improvements. Thank you to Milena Loayza, Julian Sanchez, Miguel Ortega and Carlos Forey for their contribution to CWEF’s mission to improve lives through education and service.


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