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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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2015

This year’s theme for International Day for the Eradication of Povery is “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”, emphasizing the need for global collaboration to truly eradicate extreme poverty. As UN Secretary General Ba Ki-moon stated in his annual message, we need to make a “commitment to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere.” In support…

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International Youth Day 2015

International Youth Day 2015 UN Logo

August 12th, 2015 marks this year’s International Youth Day, a day the United Nations has dedicated to “rais[ing] awareness about the importance of youth civic engagement and its benefits to the individual and to society.” It is also a day to raise awareness about populations of youth that lack the support, opportunities, and resources they need to actively participate in and…

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Change the World, One Child at a Time

As poverty rates around the world continue to cause numerous social issues for millions of families, now is the time to step up and make a difference. According to the USAID Campaign to End Extreme Poverty, which expresses the organization’s committment to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, “Since 1990, 700 million people have been able to escape extreme poverty and move…

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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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The Faces Behind the Need

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here is 10,000 words. Each and every word below is just one small part of the need we aim to fill in the Philippines. Our projects, and most importantly our incredible partner in the Philippines, are all focused on helping children, because we believe that every child deserves to be provided for.…

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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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GapLabs Gives Back

On May 25th the GoAbroad team in the Philippines, collectively known as GapLabs, joined together to provide an incredible day of fun for the children from the community near our office. From storytelling, to games, to spaghetti, and of course, school supplies, the kids (and staff) had an amazing day full of fun and laughs. Special thanks to the GapLabs…

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International Day of Happiness: Happy, Happy Day!

Friday March 20th marks International Day of Happiness for 2015, also known as International #HappyDay. Today, we are happy to share with you the 10 things that make us…HAPPY! 1. Bringing Essential Resources To Those in Need 2. Filling the Hungry Bellies of Children At-Risk of Malnutrition 3. Supporting Organizations That Make a Real Difference in the World 4. Giving…

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