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Ministries of Education, UNESCO, Soros Foundations, and the International Office for Migration have provided some financial and program assistance for in country expenses only. Bridges for Education is supported completely by applicant fees and public donations. BFE also provides international student scholarships to attend BFE camps.
Additional organizations which cooperate with BFE include:
The Polish Ministry of Education approves the Bridges for Education program and states that, "Twenty one days in a BFE program is equivalent to two years of English study in school."
The Open Society/Soros office in Prishtina, Kosovo said, "The parents noticed how changed the students were when they came back from the BFE camps. They spoke much better in English and they were happy and open. They had more confidence and hope in the future. All the parents wanted to join the BFE camps."
Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever does."
"Do good, however seemingly insignificant it may be, just do it." "If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with children." Mahatma Ghandi"
"Better the pride that resides in a citizen of the world, than the pride that divides when a colorful flag is unfurled." Neil Peart
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." Mark Twain, 1817