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Education for the World, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization based in California, which provides college scholarship money for women around the world, especially those with financial or other life challenges. Our original focus was Bali, Indonesia, but we are now exploring options in Cambodia. In 2006, the original concept for Education for the World was formulated. While vacationing in Bali that year, the founder, Michael Ballinger, decided to use his own money to enroll the first two students.

By 2007, Education for the World was officially incorporated and received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. As of 2016, the organization has over ten graduates and a half dozen current students. Full sponsorship includes paying for registration and tuition fees, for school supplies, and for a small monthly stipend, which allows students to spend more time studying, instead of working.

We believe that education is the gateway to wider opportunities and also to a higher standard of living. It is our hope that the initial effort becomes a self-sustaining process in which those helped go on to help others. For a more detailed description of our genesis and goals, watch the video introduction or read Mike's story. More info can also be found on the EFTW FaceBook page.

Our goal is to promote compassion, respect, cultural understanding, and peace by providing educational opportunities around the world...  www.eftw.org