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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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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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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Elephant Nature Park – Giving Elephants a Second Chance at Life

Elephant trekking, circuses, jewelry.  All of the following sound great, right?  Hmmm, well not quite.  How about we take a closer look. The Asian elephant is a beautiful, majestic, intelligent animal that is full of spirit. But, people abuse them and turn them into something far from their natural state. When you think of trekking and circuses initially you might…

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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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Announcing Our Capture Kindness Photo Contest Winner

Volunteer with a local woman in Burkina Faso

Capturing Kindness Among Us Taking a specific moment and being able to freeze frame it on camera can tell a story long after the precious snippet of time has dissipated. La’Nita Johnson, winner of our Capture Kindness Photo Contest, has not only shared with us beauty through pictures, but has also blessed us with sharing the beauty of her experiences…

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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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