The Next Chapter of Our Annual Scholarship Program

Education has the power to change the course of history for individuals, families, and communities. With education comes learning, growth, and the opportunity to have a more bright and prosperous future. This is why we are dedicated to supporting global education initiatives, because we believe a more educated generation of children has the power to change our world. Through our…

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Hope Home: A World of Opportunities in the Land of Smiles

Thai girl

Ahhhh, the holiday season ‘tis upon us. You know what that means? Time for lots of fun, food, family, and giving! This year we are pleased, and oh so excited, to present to you our #GivingTuesday Campaign – Me, Myself, & Thai. To make this year’s #GivingTuesday extra special, we’ve joined forces with Hope Home in Chiang Mai, Thailand to create…

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Welcome to Mathare

A Home to Millions of Kenyans Mathare is a slum of over 1 million people located in the heart of Nairobi. It is a place where hundreds of thousands of parents raise their children, sometimes without access to education and proper sanitation facilities. When you walk through the streets of Mathare, you can feel the slum buzzing with life. There…

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International Day of the Girl Child

Today marks the 5th annual International Day of the Girl Child, a day established to help bring about awareness of the needs of young girls around the world. This year October 11th stands as an especially important day to focus on empowering young girls across the world, as this is the main theme of International Day of the Girl Child…

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Reaching Youth Begins at Home

Kids at School@Home in India

Reaching Hand is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing educational opportunities to children in India, while also supporting their development. Once a short-term volunteer and now a long-term coordinator, Niki Kraska has devoted the next year of her life, and maybe more, to developing the organizations first ever homeschool. Supporting more than a dozen students so far, she is eager…

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The Hidden Barriers to Schooling

What is Holding Students Back? Over recent decades, the importance of education for global development has been widely acknowledged and prioritized. Not surprisingly, universalizing primary level education is part of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were initiated in 2000. This focus is well-founded, as education can have a positive impact upon the health, welfare, and productivity of its recipients…

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Why Our Library Project Matters

Promoting Learning & Literacy in Uganda Our Library Project fundraising is in full swing, and we are SO close to reaching our goal of $2500 — we just hit $2000 this this week! To help you understand why our library project matters, we sat down with Drew Edwards, Director of International Operations and Co-Founder of Pangea Educational Development, to share more about…

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Meet Zalwango Josephine

Ugandan school children

Our Library Project fundraising is in full swing, and we’ve raised over $700 thus far! Now it’s time to introduce you to one of the wonderful people behind the day-to-day operations at St. James Primary School, in hopes that you’ll feel even more compelled to support its growth for years to come. Zalwango Josephine is a grade five to seven…

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The 2nd Annual Global Give Fundraiser

Global Give Fundraiser promo image 2017

Last year we launched our Annual Scholarship Program, thanks to the generous fundraising efforts of Athena Study Abroad. Back at it again this year at NAFSA, here’s a little more about Athena Study Abroad, their fundraising efforts, and the energetic woman that makes everything they do possible — Stacy McKay Benander. You and your husband co-founded Athena Study Abroad to provide…

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The Beginning of Our Annual Scholarship Program

James Ronald Castil, Volunteer for the Visayans College Scholar

Over the years, we’ve seen countless students attend school, and even university, because of the generosity and support of individuals they’ve never met. This alone is inspirational, but paired with the individual stories of each student, the opportunity to provide a scholarship for a student to attend school becomes astronomically more meaningful. And if we consider the long term impact…

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