A young boy shows off his skills for our cameras |  <i>Trent O'Donnell</i> A young Mongolian boy herds Bactrian camels |  <i>Cam Cope</i> Chilling out on Phewa Lake, Pokhara |  <i>Timothy Starkey</i> Students at Aberdare Ranges School, Kenya |  <i>GVN Foundation Australia</i> Climbing the sand dunes of Sossusvlei |  <i>Peter Walton</i> Wildlife viewing in Chobe River |  <i>Peter Walton</i> Hiking along the edge of Karakol Lake, on the Chinese side of the Karakoram Highway |  <i>Jarryd Salem</i> Phoksundo Lake, Upper Dolpo |  <i>Bill Quinlan</i>

The World Expeditions Foundation

Helping underprivileged communities around the world


As an Australian based not-for-profit entity, the main aim of the World Expeditions Foundation (WEF) is to raise donations for education oriented projects in underprivileged communities across the globe.

Operating with the philosophy that education is paramount in improving the standard of living in poor and indigenous communities; WEF believes that education empowers young people with a valuable asset for the future. In turn, this helps developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.

WEF is a registered public company and charity with full DGR status and no religious or political affiliations. To learn more about WEF projects, visit our dedicated Community Project Travel website.

Our Directors

Sue Badyari | Chairperson
One of the five original directors of the WEF, Sue joined World Expeditions in 1986 and has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since 2003. 

Tim Macartney-Snape | Director 
Also the director of Sea to Summit Pty Ltd and the Foundation for Humanity’s Adulthood, Tim is one of the five original directors of the WEF. Tim is the founding chair of the Nepal Eye Programme Australia, a member of the Fred Hollows Foundation, and has led trips for World Expeditions in Nepal, India, Argentina, Kenya and Tanzania since 1984.

Nicholas Kostos | Director
Nick is one of the five original directors of the WEF and has served on the board since its incorporation in September 2007.

Ian Williams | Director
Employed by World Expeditions since 1992 in the school and private group sector, Ian is one of the five original directors of the WEF.

Donna Lawrence | Director
After working for a number of years as the World Expeditions Marketing Manager, Donna has acted as the Responsible Travel Manager since 2009. Donna joined World Expeditions in 2002 and is one of the five original directors of the WEF.

Peter Brian McKell | Director
Director of Nu Aust Trading Co Pty Ltd and Insight Litigation & Legal Serves Pty Ltd, Peter has been a solicitor (BA LLB) for over 35 years and a sole practitioner for more than 20 years.

Huilloq village school children -  Photo: Donna Lawrence Sanjiwani Public Health Mission 2011, Nepal -  Photo: Pam Drummond Lura School Rebuild -  Photo: Highland A participant on our Sueang River Project in Laos -  Photo: Seuang River Experience Classroom Thanh Son School -  Photo: Asia DMC

Credentials


Incorporated on 21 September 2007, World Expeditions Foundation Ltd ABN 36 127 619 925 (WEF) operates as a not-for-profit partner of World Expeditions Travel Group Pty Ltd ABN 98 001 424 568.

On 3 March 2014, WEF was registered by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Registrations can be viewed below:

The World Expeditions Foundation operates with a tight philosophy of ensuring that all donations are channeled in full to the projects. The board members volunteer their time to operate the project, while the financial management is handled internally by the World Expeditions finance team. With this structure, there are no administration fees.

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