The WIAL Better World Fund

The WIAL Better World Fund

The World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of Action Learning in all sectors.

WIAL established the WIAL Better World Fund in 2015 to provide Action Learning services to community-based organizations around the world. Recipient organizations are selected based on their ability to improve communities and lives globally. Using Action Learning, WIAL creates true partnerships, where leadership are involved in a learning process they can replicate, and recipient organizations identify their own solutions.

In December, WIAL selected two exceptional organizations as recipients of the WIAL Better World Fund. As part of this funding and support, 27 individuals were trained to become new Action Learning Coaches and join the WIAL community and current WIAL coaches donated more than 130 hours of pro-bono coaching.

Our 2016 Recipient Organizations: C&C Housing Trust and Cru

Our 2016 Recipient Organizations: C&C Housing Trust and Cru

The 2016 WIAL Better World Fund recipients were C&C Housing Trust and Cru, both non-profit organizations selected based on their ability to improve communities and lives globally. Both grant recipients nominated leaders to attend five-day immersive Action Learning Coach Certification programs, with an aim to develop in-house certified coaches who can use the WIAL method to support their organizations.

Sophie Bryan, Organizational Development Manager at C&C, says they plan to use action learning to make an internal “storyboard” process more meaningful:

“We are looking for our staff/managers to become coaches, representing each area of the organisation, in order to help turn these discussions into more action based learning and solutions- coaching each other to delve a bit deeper into problems, finding suitable solutions, within a framework of peer support.”

In addition, C&C plans to run sessions with housing residents on Co-Production activities and to support Resident Scrutiny Panel projects.

“Fantastic. Enjoyed every minute of it. I feel very equipped to use this within my organization as well as in my personal life. It is a very valuable skill and a great workshop.” – WIAL Better World Fund Participant feedback
Global Camps Africa

Global Camps Africa

The first recipient of the WIAL Better World Fund was Global Camps Africa, who was selected in 2015 for their impactful work with HIV-affected children in South Africa. At Camp Sizanani and follow-up Youth Clubs, vulnerable young people learn about protecting themselves from HIV, and gain confidence in their ability to make choices to help them survive and thrive in the face of the world’s most rampant AIDS epidemic. In 2015, WIAL supported the work of Global Camps Africa by providing coaching and support to the organization’s senior leadership team.

We Are Accepting Nominations

Applications for the WIAL Better World Fund are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. WIAL welcomes applications from non-profit, educational and community-based organizations globally, with priority given to groups that have tax-exemption. Recipients are selected from qualifying organizations based on need and strength of application. Apply Here!

Together We Can Make a Difference!

WIAL is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit organization that is committed to offering Action Learning services to community-based organizations around the world. By donating to the Better World Fund, you are helping WIAL create true partnership with community-based organizations to improve lives globally. Help us bring Action Learning to communities that could benefit from our services! Let’s work together to create a Better World!

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