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456 The Global Learning Foundation was established in 2013 as the Asia Pacific Youth Foundation before more recently, expanding to assist communities outside the immediate APAC region. Thus, becoming the Global Learning Foundation.
The foundation was established by Ross Camfield, the director of Educational World Travel. After being confronted with extreme poverty in several countries he traveled to, he wanted to ‘give back’ to the communities that have positively supported our student travellers over the years.
Whilst operating tours in Asia, Ross noticed that despite other organisations doing some great work in communities, it was never clear or transparent as to how much money actually reached the community. Nor was it clear if the work being done was in the community’s best interests – or even if it was what they needed!
So, with his experience and staff resources already in place, he decided to extend the reach of the Global Learning Foundation. By involving Australian secondary schools in some of the project work, Ross was able to further increase the foundation’s capacity to make a difference.
The foundation, with donor support, was able to vary community initiatives and social impact projects globally, especially in areas not always accessible to student groups. Where safe and manageable, schools can now be involved with some project work through Global Learning Expeditions.
*Global Learning Foundation is a registered charity in Australia and is fully regulated and audited by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). GLF must submit an annual financial statement and fulfil other obligations to the ANCN.
Global Learning Expeditions (GLE) evolved to fill a void in the student community service travel space and is a dedicated and meaningful company that supports the work of the foundation.
GLE manages opportunities for young people to globally connect and help those less fortunate through a variety of community projects, including conservation and other social impact initiatives. All with a common goal of advancing education.
Participating in GLE expeditions leads to increased self-esteem, team work, and instills an appreciation of cultural diversity in students. It also enables students to build social awareness - promoting values of understanding and friendship all whilst having FUN at the same time!
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