Sensing Hope

This is LeLe’s story. LeLe is a five-year-old boy with down syndrome. He was taken in by Hope Home after being abandoned outside an orphanage in Chiang Mai, Thailand at only 6 months old. Since arriving at Hope Home, he has progressed in many ways. He can dress and feed himself (a bit messily though), and though he’s not yet…

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Judy Cook: A Woman of Hope

This #GivingTuesday, the GoAbroad Foundation has the amazing opportunity to not only work with Hope Home, but also personally connect with the wonderful woman who started it all!  Superhero, Judy Cook is here to take us on a beautiful journey, and share with us how Hope Home started and walk us through what it has blossomed into today. What inspired…

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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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How to Stop Watching & Start Doing

Sometimes we fall into the cyclical trap of thinking our contribution is so teeny-tiny in the grand scheme of things that we don’t bother. But what if everyone thought that way? Nobody would be helping, and the world would be suffering much more than it is already. A stinky thought, right? Excuses, Excuses, Excuses So, now I ask you, do…

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Banu: The Brilliance of Baale

Growing up as a girl can be confusing, stressful, and downright scary at times, and that’s pervasive across the globe. In India, starting from a young age, many girls become accustomed to a life of discrimination in education, social aspects, health care, and so on. Baale Mane is an independent trust which gives young girls the opportunity to learn, grow,…

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The Answers to Our Most FAQs About Baale Mane

Young Indian girl

What is Baale Mane? Our newest partner, based in Bangalore, India, is an incredible organization dedicated to supporting young girls and women to reach their full potential through educational and psycho-social programs. Visit their website to learn more. Why is the campus expansion project the next step in helping the girls supported by Baale Mane? The current home was built over…

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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

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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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Building a Library for St. James Elementary School

Our first fundraiser of 2017 has officially begun! We’re excited to share more details about the Library Project in Uganda, in partnership with Pangea Educational Development (PED). Read on to learn all about our partnership, the Library Project, and how you can get involved! **UPDATE: As of July 5th, 2017, we hit our target $2500 for St. James’ Library. However, the more donations…

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