Scholarships for Students
We believe every child deserves the opportunity to go to school. The Casey Scholarship fund gives them that opportunity, providing support that ensures every student succeeds.
Casey Community School Computer Upgrade Project
In 2011 World’s Window provided funding for this project at the Casey Community School in Gallon Jug, Belize. World’s Window allocated $2,500.00 US dollars towards this upgrade project. The upgrade included ten newly refurbished Dell laptop computers, one new projector, a new digital camera, a new wireless modem, and one new web cam. We are very excited about the project, as the upgrade has given the teachers and students-at the small remote community school- a high quality, efficient system upgrade to the currently outdated system. This project has given the teachers greater tools for teaching, thereby giving the students a higher quality education. The students now have monitored access to high quality efficient computers, connecting them to the world outside of their own, providing them with learning tools and access to the wealth of positive information available on the web.
Bethlehem Middle School Micro-lending Program
World’s Window and the Bethlehem Central Middle School (BCMS) Sixth Graders-Delmar, NY- have formed a partnership in a Micro-lending Project through Kiva-a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Operating with $5,000.00 start-up funding provided by World’s Window Inc., and which is re-lent annually, the sixth graders have created over 1000 micro loans worth over $40,000 over the past 8 years. The payback rate for micro loans through Kiva is 98.89%. Over 2500 middle school students have gained experience researching social and economic differences of our world’s nations-infant mortality rate; per capita income; average life expectancy; literacy rate; gender equity; population growth rate; access to health care, have selected recipients from the Middle East, Latin America and many African nations. Through Kiva the students are able to track the recipients loan portfolios, bi-monthly the sixth graders submit a progress report to the World’s Window board.
Please visit www.kiva.org for more information about Kiva and the Bethlehem Middle School website www.bethlehemschools.org to see BCMS Headlines on the Home Page scroll down to "Six Graders Issue Micro Loans."