The year 2014 has already passed. The countries around the world have offered country-based policies to achieve the development goals set by the UN, and international society has carried forward development cooperation projects which meet the development plans of each country. Global communication is still taking place at the levels of agencies and individuals, on whether current resources are sufficient for the purposes of international development cooperation, the level of effectiveness of such current projects, and how to foster better cooperation to improve enforcement systems.
EWB celebrates the 8th anniversary since our establishment in 2007. During this time, EWB has followed its path in the field of education and development cooperation for the goals of reducing poverty through education. The GAPA Project in Burkina Faso, which started as a short-term support project, has grown into a three-year project and is now recognized internationally, and has recently been awarded the UNESO King Sejong literacy prize. It has become increasingly solid through establishing collaboration mechanisms with a variety of agencies such as Gwangmyoung city and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). Additionally, EWB has enjoyed significant achievements in the areas of UNDP projects, the education project in Senegal, a validity study on education project in Ethiopia, and a number of international conferences. It has done so by focusing on development consulting as an organization of educators. EWB has also extended its achievements to various other areas such as involvement in teacher training programs.
Finally, in this annual report, I would like to express my deep gratitude to all the workers of our office for this projects and research activities which we have conducted, as well as to the donors who make all this work possible. I am very proud of our educators who play such an important role in reducing the world’s poverty through education, based on EWB’s efforts and constant support.
Chairman & Chief Field-working Officer, Ki-Seok KIM