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About Us 2018-01-20T19:19:22+00:00

Our Mission

One World Center is a research non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower ordinary people to take action against worldwide poverty and climate change. We address the issues of our time with unique teaching and learning environments that cultivate social change and support our global vision: a sustainable future.

Our Approach

One World Centre works together with its development partners Humana People to People to tackle the root causes of poverty. We work collectively, fighting shoulder to shoulder with communities at a grassroots level to build sustainable livelihoods at scale.

With a holistic approach to development we include all stakeholders: the children, the parents, the farmers, the teachers, the neighbours, the local leaders and the national governments, as well as our international partners.

Participatory Action Research

Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a research methodology for directing changes and improvements, enabling us to act in a world of constant transformations.  We use PAR for developing our programs, measuring the impact of our participants abroad, and understand our personal development.

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Sustainability and Recycling

At One World Center we believe that to create a sustainable future we need to face the environmental challenges of today and create long term and sustainable solutions. We agree with how the United Nations has defined sustainability: Meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Climate Change is a reality and there is much to do to tackle this global challenge.

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Learn to Travel. Travel to Learn

All our programes emphasize that traveling is a powerful way to learn and understand the world. Traveling allows participants to see first-hand the challenges of development, the effects of climate change and develop a greater understanding of the world around them.

Traveling to drive change is the core-essence of One World Centre, we have learned that travelling pushes us to face many challenges that we then work collectively to overcome.

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We are the Institute for International Cooperation and Development, Michigan

In June 2013, we changed our name to One World Center to celebrate 30 years in the United States. IICD/OWC was incorporated in 1997 as a research not-for-profit organization as described in the IRS code 501(c) 3. IICD Michigan/OWC is exempt from federal taxation of its activities and donors can deduct donations to the organization from the income declared in their tax return. Our EIN number is: 38-3379778

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