My Promise to Haiti

My Promise to Haiti

Haiti's lifetime will be much longer than mine, much longer than the people who abuse it, much longer than the sons and daughters who love it. In Haiti's lifetime, whenever she's endured trials and tribulations she's tapped into one important quality, hope. Hope endures. Hope gives you strength. Hope makes you believe in a better tomorrow. I love Haiti. I see it's brighter future. I have hope.  

Digital Service Hours Opportunities

Looking for Volunteers

We are proud to present our new Digital Service hour program. This program is from January 17th, 2016 to March 5th, 2016. We have our marquee event this year, The March for Education, and we want to reach as many young people as possible. Here's the the guidelines below:

Sign up as a volunteer for Foundation of the World 

Sign up as a volunteer at the link below:

http://www.foundationoftheworld.org/join-us

Fill out the volunteer form with your:

  1. Name 
  2. Email
  3. School
  4. Student Level 
  5. Area of Interest - March for Education 
  6. Activity Interest

Follow/Like Our Social Networks 

Twitter  - our_foundation

Instagram - Foundation_of_the_world 

Facebook - Foundation of the World 

https://www.facebook.com/FoundationoftheWorld/

Service Hours Criteria

2 service hours for every 1 person registered on your team that attends the March. For example, if you register 25 people and all 25 people show up, you get 50 service hours!

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-r...  

Name the team after yourself and sign up friends and family to your team. Team members have to show up March 5th at the event to validate the hours. 

Create a team first. Sign up your friends and family for the March. Register them on your team!


10 service hours for every high schooler, that attends and participates in the walk and is signed up to a team. 


4 service hours if you share a letter you write to your favorite teacher, counselor, principal or coach online with #WhyWeMarch and tag the Foundation of the World. Letter has to be at least 300 words. Letters will be read for service hour approval. You have to be following Foundation of the World (that’s how we can track it) on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook.


1 service hour for every 25 Likes or 25 Retweets. Has to be tagged with #WhyWeMarch and the Foundation of the World. You have to be following Foundation of the World (that’s how we can track it) on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook.


1 service hour if you post a video about or with your favorite teacher that’s 15 seconds on Instagram. Has to be tagged with #WhyWeMarch and the Foundation of the World.

  • Name your favorite teacher and why?
  • Why does Education matter?
  • Where is your Education taking you?
  • What is your Education worth?
  • Please do not use profanity. 
  • You have to end video with “This is why I march!” 

2 service hours if you post a video about or with your favorite teacher that’s 30 seconds on Twitter. Has to be tagged with #WhyWeMarch and the Foundation of the World.

  • Name your favorite teacher and why?
  • Why does Education matter?
  • Where is your Education taking you?
  • What is your Education worth?
  • Please do not use profanity. 
  • You have to end video with “This is why I march!” 

1 service hour if you retweet, repost or share 8 Foundation of the World posts PER DAY. You have to be following Foundation of the World (that’s how we can track it) on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook.


All service hours attained will be reported to your school by March 31st, 2016. 

#WhyWeMarch

Shortly after the 2008 financial crisis, the ramifications began trickling down through all aspects of society—especially in education. With less money, primary and secondary educational institutions began implementing difficult, yet necessary budget cuts. I remember walking into Florida International University’s Office of Entrepreneurship to see an employee, Arlette Pratts, for an information session. To my dismay, she began our conversation—while in tears—by saying, “This is terrible Farrel. Several of my friends who were on the verge of graduation just had their program(s) cut at FIU.” They had no idea what else to do except to start over at another institution. I felt horrible hearing the news. I told her, “I wish that I could do something about the situation. I wish that I could do something to help.” Arlette answered, “You know what Farrel. I wish that You could do something because I know if you could, you would.” From that point on, I embarked on a journey to organize what would become the March for Education.

After my conversation with Arlette, my heart was moved to do something great. However, I was merely a undergraduate student. I didn’t know what to do or where to start.  However, I knew my why! I assessed the different movements of the past. When people were fighting for their rights, they didn’t walk on Washington, they Marched on Washington. So we will March for Education. We as a community will come together to stand in solidarity for education. The ensuing question that often followed was: And then what? You have people assemble to demonstrate their concerns for education. And then what? What is the outcome; what is the impact?

Since 2009, we have attempted to execute the March for Education. We grew from a group of students into an organization when I founded the Foundation of the World—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on September 11th, 2009. Over the past seven years, we overcame many hurdles and obstacles. I never gave up because it is not about me. I would look at children when I visited schools or playing on school playgrounds and think that they should not have to worry about their future. Whenever I wanted to give up, I would think about them.

Next, we focused on the impact. We as a non-profit were going select which organizations would benefit from our fundraising efforts. Who do we choose? What’s the criteria? How do we choose? As I began to survey the community and interview different organizations, I found one reoccurring theme. The community was telling me, “we know that there are resources out there. We just don’t know where to find them all.” Then the community-based solutions organizations were saying, “we have resources and know about resources that go to waste every year. If only more people knew about our services, they could benefit from them.”  It was then I realized that the main issue was a lack of awareness. Therefore, the March for Education will serve as a critical conduit to raise awareness about the wealth of resources at the community’s disposal. It is at the education fair that something truly special can occur. There, students and families will find out about that one life-changing program that can benefit them, the scholarships they qualify for, and the resources to help them at home. Only then will we have accomplished our goal! That is WHY WE MARCH FOR EDUCATION!

Farrel Liger 

Welcome to the NEW Foundation of the World

Change is always welcomed!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to our new and improved website. We hope you like it. 

We've completely redesigned everything to reflect our new look and new attitude moving forward. We want to be streamlined, more efficient and scalable. Most of all we want you to be a part of the team!

Want to learn more about us, our team and what we do?

Want to become a partner, contributor or join the team?

Want to know when our next event is or keep up with us?

You'll find it all here! We even plan to start up a quarterly newsletter. You can sign up for it below. 

 "To change the world you have to change yourself for the better." That's what we plan to do here at to do at FOTW moving forward. We want you to be a part of the ride. With our new website and accompanying blogs we have a better platform to communicate with our Foundation. We hope to hear and see from you soon. Don't forget to sign up for the March for Education!