Letter from the Founder
Teachers. Leaders. Worldwide.
We believed in them when we began in 2000, and we believe inthem now, in 2010 – our tenth anniversary.
With a small sta, thousands of members, world-class programs, and a state-of-the-art collabo-ration and content platform, TWB has innovated in the eld of international development, open-source technology and open educational resources. We have published in a peer-reviewed journal
and are on the verge of making quality earthquake science education available to 104,000 teach
ers and 1.6 million students in China alone.
TWB is in high demand and as vital as ever. At the same time, as we enter 2010, the eld is
crowded. From 2000 to today, we have relied upon the largess and foresight of a few founda
tions. Today, we recognize the necessity for multiple revenue streams and a substantially largerbase of support and security.
This Annual Report does not stop at a description of our 2009 programs and our nancial status.
We have good news to report. Despite the global economic downturn, 2009 was a very good yearfor TWB. Perhaps foundations have decided to go deep and wide with known and proven quanti
ties.Nevertheless, we are implementing a new model of sustainability that ensures multiple revenuestreams, greater visibility, and more profound impacts. Along with this 2009 Annual Report, weinvite you to read our Strategic Plan, which we shall post on our site and on selected websites that
report on non-prot transparency and accountability.Teachers Without Borders supports the world’s teachers and removes barriers in order for themto do their jobs. We invite you to read this Annual Report carefully. We invite your questions and
comments, too.It would be our pleasure.Dr. Fred Mednick, Founder
Dr. Fred Mednick, Founder
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