Take the Pledge Against Malnutrition

Association des Femmes Pour la Promotion et le Developpement Endogene (AFDPE) is an organization based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) aiming to empower women, end sexual violence, raise awareness of gender inequality and promote leadership for women, alleviate cultural based suffering for women, promote maternal health, and ensure health and opportunity for children. To support their efforts to…

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African Education Program: Empowering Youth

We are excited to feature the African Education Program as our Nonprofit of the Month for July. The African Education Program is making an incredible impact on youth in Zambia. But you don’t need to hear it from us, read more about their work in our interview with their passionate, dedicated staff below. How did the African Education Program (AEP) get…

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Hot Lunch Program: Breaking the Cycle

Meet Nansubuga Josephine and Dan Amon, the Headmistress and Head Teacher at Nalusse Success Primary School in Mukono, Uganda. They are both recipients of the Hot Lunch Program that was initiated back in 2008. Both of these extraordinary figures have been with Nalusse since before the program was initiated, so they have seen the direct impact it has had on…

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The Importance of Education, Libraries, and Language

The Na’atik Language and Culture Institute’s English language library and librarian is impacting communities directly. Gema Flores Gándara, whose son Angel Poot Flores is a scholarship student in Na’atik’s English program, spoke with us about the impact that Na’atik has had on her son, and her hopes for the future with the library and his education. Read what she had to…

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What it Means to be a Refugee Today

Each June 20th, World Refugee Day is recognized worldwide and is promoted by the United Nations. Here’s some more information about refugees and what you can do to support the efforts working to alleviate the refugee crisis. Refugees in Today’s World When you hear the term ‘refugee,’ you might envision a small, dust-covered child crying or a young family clinging…

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Innovation in Philanthropy Winner: Pangea Publishing!

Each year at the National NAFSA Conference, GoAbroad holds Innovation Awards to highlight the incredible work being done in the international education world. As much as we applaud all of the incredible winners, we are so proud and excited to share that our partner, Pangea Educational Development, won the Innovation in Philanthropy award for their project Pangea Publishing! WOO! What…

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Language, Libraries, & Understanding

Getting to Know Catherine Gray A lot of students and teachers are nearing the beginning of summer vacation, which means no school, days full of adventure and relaxation, and nothing to worry about. But some people are already looking into the future for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Catherine Gray, founder and director of Na’atik Language and Culture Institute in…

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What’s a Library Without a Librarian?

An Introduction to Na’atik’s Language Library Project Summertime means summer reading for many students. However, not all students around the globe have the simple pleasure of access to books, and that’s where we come in. We are working with the Na’atik Language and Culture Institute in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, México to help collect funds to take their English language library to…

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A Lack of a Proper Education

a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching a lesson at Hope

Why is it Still Happening? It’s fair to say that education is a basic human right, period, no matter what kind of background one comes from. Education is a key tool for a huge range of global developments, and one that many of us would assume is getting easier to access for more and more people worldwide. However, statistics are…

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The Global Nutrition Epidemic

From Eat to Live to Live to Eat Let’s get serious for a second and talk food. I could sure go for a sugary bowl of cereal right about now, or how about some potato chips and cookies? It’s not just Americans chomping down on these sugary delights anymore. Malnutrition and obesity are further becoming linked. And who is the…

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