ABOUT THE QUAREIA FOUNDATION
The Quareia Foundation grew out of the creation of the Quareia course that was posted freely online as it was written. A donation button was put up so that people could contribute if they wished to, but it was and is not obligatory to donate. When more people started to donate on a monthly basis a meeting was called between the volunteers who work behind the scenes to keep Quareia going and developing.
We came to the conclusion that Quareia needed oversight, and also protection to stop it being misused in the future either from within or from without, and a proper structure that will help it develop future projects and expand the free texts pages.
A student advisory board was formed as was a group of trustees.
The Quareia Trustees
The Quareia trustees are a small group of people who are committed to the work, aims and objects of The Quareia Foundation. The trustees are all volunteers and comprise of student representation, academic representation, magical adept representation, and people who bring specific organisational skills to the table.
The trustees are in charge of administration and financial oversight, to ensure that the donations are used properly, and that no one is paid. The funds raised from donations support the running costs of Quareia, and also fund new and exciting projects, a few of which are currently bubbling away quietly in formation.
The Student Advisory Board
The Student Advisory Board is made up from Quareia students, and they act as representative voices for the Quareia students in general. They also pay particular attention to structural, educational, and accessibility issues of students who are disabled, LBGT, foreign language students, and the unique issues that can arise as a result of culture, race and different religions. They act as an intermediary between students around the world and the Quareia Trustees, bringing issues to light and offering suggested solutions. They are also involved in fundraising activities and make suggestions for future projects for The Quareia Foundation.
The Student Advisory Board meet with the trustees once a year and raise any such issues with The Quareia Foundation Trustees and founder, to ensure that as we move forward with our plans and projects in a way that is as accessible as possible. The Student Advisory Board is headed by a trustee of The Quareia Foundation.
We have also instigated policies that protect and serve the students and volunteers, that protect your data, and that guide the trustees and volunteers to ensure the smooth, effective and efficient running of the organisation. These are reviewed, updated and expanded upon as necessary each year.
The Quareia Fellows
The overarching magical health and integrity of the Quareia work is overseen by the Quareia Fellows - Quareia adepts who wish to dedicate their time and energy to ensuring the long-term survival of the Quareia course and subsidiary work. The Fellows act as a magical and spiritual advisory committee to the Trustees, the School Director and Student Advisory Board. They also nominate the School Director in accordance with the Quareia Fellows Internal constitution, and the nomination is then voted upon by The Quareia Foundation Trustees. They assist in conflict resolution within matters magical, spiritual and educational, and are also involved in course mentoring.