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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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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The Clean Water Project – Outcomes

There is no doubt that the Clean Water Project will continue to impact the lives of those it serves for many months and years to come. Here are some key outcomes of the Clean Water Project thus far: Around 3,000-4,000 people now have access to stable, clean water About 67 percent of the school’s operating budget will come from the water…

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Recognizing our Sponsored Children

As our VFV Sponsored Children begin enjoying their summer days, we reflect on their recognition ceremonies and all their hard work this year! To help support our contributions to education in the Philippines, please consider becoming a sponsor: To learn more about Elementary and High School Sponsorship, click here. To find out how to support a College Scholar, click here.

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