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NC non-profit www.4TheWorld.org named first-ever "International Ambassador"
NC non-profit www.4TheWorld.org, named first-ever “International Ambassador” to the largest municipality in Central America.
By: 4 The World
August 25, 2013
4 The World a non-profit organization based in Garner, North Carolina has been collaborating with communities across the globe, empowering them to identify and solve their most pressing health and educational needs. This past month the 10-year-old foundation received an honor never before bestowed upon any non-profit. By official government decree, 4 The World has been named “International Ambassador” to San Andres Petén Guatemala, the largest municipality in all of Central America.
“I’m honored and humbled to receive this declaration from the Mayor of San Andres and his cabinet,” said Robert Keith Froom, Executive Director of 4 The World. “As international ambassadors, our programs and partners are receiving unprecedented levels of support and cooperation from the local governments. This declaration not only recognizes the validity of our past efforts, but it also represents a promise between our entities to continue to do great work for the people of Guatemala for many years to come.”
By continuously executing its projects, 4 The World has gained a proven track record, earning it credibility and the International Ambassador status. Today the organization continues to expand and recently invited Patrick Imbasciani to be its Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships. Having formerly worked in Washington D.C. for a large international foundation affiliated with the World Health Organization, Imbasciani was drawn to 4 The World’s record of success in regards to addressing global health and education issues. “Nonprofit organizations have the unique ability to create partnerships between governments, the private sector, academic institutions, and other non-profits for the benefit of the communities they serve; but not many know how to,” said Imbasciani. “Mr. Froom’s vision and dedication are inspiring, but his leadership style is what attracted me more than anything. Because of how he supports and empowers his team, 4 The World has a portfolio of completed projects that many larger, better-funded non-profits would envy. With the right partnerships and support, 4 The World has the ability to greatly improve the world,” said Imbasciani.
Designed to be community oriented, scalable, and sustainable, 4 The World’s activities include health, education, and social entrepreneurship programs. Its life-enhancing healthcare programs include health clinics, medical supply shipments, vision screenings, and low cost eyeglass distribution. Its innovative education programs range from school construction, to global literacy teams, to shipments of technology and educational supplies in support of the 21st century curriculum. Finally, its community based training center and volunteer facilities help to create local jobs. “Our ambassadorship will open the door to exciting new partners and programs for many years to come. This is a great development for the people we serve.” said Froom.