World Experiences Foundation
(Nominated by Hilda de Leon Xavier)
WEF is a 501(c)3 organization that strives to bring people of color and people with diverse experiences in school classrooms to impart anti-bias education.
On December 10th, the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights
Alliance will honor human rights heroes from around our
great state. A recognition program will take place at the
State Capitol. More information can be found here:
The mission of the nonprofit is to promote global citizenship in Oklahoma communities, and fight racism and bigotry with anti-bias multicultural and multilingual education. WEF was founded in 2013 by Norman resident and the 2015 Oklahoma Multicultural Teacher of the Year Akash Patel.
In less than 2 years, WEF has recruited dozens of international student volunteers to bring diverse learning experiences to over 17,000 students at 41 schools and trained hundreds of teachers in inter-disciplinary global learning across the state of Oklahoma. Their presentations and events are exciting and informative, and more importantly, act as a catalyst in causing individuals young and old to think about all the aspects involved with multiculturalism.
WEF is making a positive difference in Oklahoma and it is well-deserving of this award.
“Our digital partnerships with schools and people around the world have afforded unmatched global learning opportunities for students at this inner-city school in Oklahoma City! From mystery skypes to Google Hangout to video conferencing, students have interacted with and learned from classes and leaders from all across the globe.”
–From the World Experiences Foundation website
“All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.”
–Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights