Reaching Youth Begins at Home

Kids at School@Home in India

Reaching Hand is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing educational opportunities to children in India, while also supporting their development. Once a short-term volunteer and now a long-term coordinator, Niki Kraska has devoted the next year of her life, and maybe more, to developing the organizations first ever homeschool. Supporting more than a dozen students so far, she is eager…

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The Hidden Barriers to Schooling

What is Holding Students Back? Over recent decades, the importance of education for global development has been widely acknowledged and prioritized. Not surprisingly, universalizing primary level education is part of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were initiated in 2000. This focus is well-founded, as education can have a positive impact upon the health, welfare, and productivity of its recipients…

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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 Beginning of Our Annual Scholarship Program

James Ronald Castil, Volunteer for the Visayans College Scholar

Over the years, we’ve seen countless students attend school, and even university, because of the generosity and support of individuals they’ve never met. This alone is inspirational, but paired with the individual stories of each student, the opportunity to provide a scholarship for a student to attend school becomes astronomically more meaningful. And if we consider the long term impact…

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6 Reasons to Sponsor a Child

Siblings smiling for the camera

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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Hope Bilingual Academy’s One Woman Army

Patricia driving kids home

“So, you’re a teacher and a principal. Anything else?” I asked Patricia Shronce, who, in February 2013, founded the Hope Bilingual Academy in La Concepción, Nicaragua. Nicaragua is the second most impoverished country in the Americas, but there are incredible people, like Patricia, who are eradicating poverty through education. “I’m also a mother, a grandma, a sign language teacher, a…

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Empowering Young Women in India – The Baale Mane Mission

Young women of Baale Mane in India

Last October we introduced all of you to The Baale Mane, a nonprofit organization based in India that supports and empowers young women to build a brighter future for themselves through education and personal development. We are still inspired by their mission almost a year later, and hence, their recent fundraising initiative has been selected as our August Pledge beneficiary.…

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Why You Should #Give10forEd This Year

Young Filipina girl standing in front of bookshelves

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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#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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