6 Reasons to Sponsor a Child

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Want to change the world? Honor Universal Children’s Day this year, and start with just one life. The GoAbroad Foundation, together with Volunteer for the Visayans, connects international donors with Filipino children in desperate need of help. Stepping up as a sponsor could be your chance to make a heartfelt and genuine difference in the world. Choosing to sponsor a child’s food,…

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Why Female Education in the Developing World Concerns You Too

When you throw a tiny pebble into a huge lake, what happens? From that one moment of impact, ripples start to spread. What at first seemed barely noticeable grows in size; its effects are magnified and felt far beyond the initial striking of the stone against the water’s surface. Imagine that tiny pebble is universal access to education for all…

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Why You Should #Give10forEd This Year

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Did you know $10 can fund transportation for one week for a college scholar in the Philippines? If you don’t know how this is possible, it is time to read on and find out! We’ve been challenging people to #Give10forEd, and we want to be as detailed as possible about what this challenge really means to college students in the…

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10 Reasons Why Education Matters

The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard. – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Why does Education Matter? 1. Education is powerful. When children attend school their brains grow, their minds expand, and their…

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Our New Year’s Challenge

The New Year is off to a very busy start for people around the world. Resolutions are being made, goals are being set, and plans are being set into motion to make this year the year to make things happen. Well, the GoAbroad Foundation team feels the exact same way. 2016 is our year to support people in the ways…

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#GivingTuesday: Give a Gift That Lasts

  When Thanksgiving Day is over and your stomach is officially full, don’t set your eyes on all those Black Friday Sales just yet! Consider how you can Give a Gift That Lasts, by joining the Giving Tuesday movement: a global day of giving to unite the world through charitable contributions. The Gift of Knowledge This year, we invite you…

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Say Hello to the World Uganda, Thanks to PED

In honor of Africa Industrialization Day, we decided it was about time we touch base with our incredible partner, Pangea Educational Development. As usual, PED has a very exciting project in the works in Uganda, and one that is most definitely worth learning more about! Remember when the GoAbroad Foundation rallied supporters to fundraise for a Clean Water Project at St.…

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3 Ways to Promote Literacy Around The Globe

Established in 1965, International Literacy Day was created to bring awareness to the immense lack of access to education and literacy opportunities that exist around the world. This year’s theme for International Literacy Day is Literacy and Sustinable Societies, emphasizing the role of literacy in the development of society at large. Today, 757 million adults still lack basic literacy skills…

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Impactful Generosity: A Sponsor Testimonial

Making the decision to sponsor a child is making the decision to build a future for a child you have never met. It is a selfless act, and one that not only changes the lives of each child, but also their family, and consequently, the sponsors themselves. Child sponsorship programs are common across the developing world, but what makes them…

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May Donor Spotlight – Children Helping Children

After Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, a school teacher in Barcelona, Spain, Mark Paterson, felt drawn to help support relief efforts by initiating a school wide fundraiser at St. Paul’s School. He knew the fundraiser would not only help survivors, of what has been called the worst storm in history, but also help educate his own students about the aftermath,…

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