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Givology Hong Kong is a Givology Chapter based in Hong Kong, started in 2013. We were inspired to raise awareness of education issues and spread the message of giving in the Hong Kong community. We believe that education is the ultimate catalyst for economic empowerment, community advancement, and poverty reduction, the great equalizer and a fundamental human right that warrants universal access. This year, our partner of choice is Emerge Global, a Boston-based nonprofit that empowers young women who have survived abuse with the personal, social, and financial capital needed to support themselves and their children and to solve their own community’s most pressing problems. As we have finished funding Emerge Global's Beads-to-Business and Life Skills Programs, we have decided to expand our reach to another nonprofit, More Than Me, with the dual mission of getting girls off the streets and into school, and fighting Ebola. For more information, contact us at givologyhongkong@gmail.com.

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  • Givology Hong Kong 2013-2014 Chapter Highlights

    [b]This year, Givology's Hong Kong Chapter has been able to:[/b] [ul][li]Raise $1200 in funds from small-scale fundraisers ($1020 has been processed and donated on Givology's site)[/li][/ul] [img]/images/user/6691_13806209388301953722.jpg[/img] [ul][li]Complete grants for Givology's projects for [url=http://www.givology.org/~sobone/]Starfish One by One[/url] ([url=http://www.givology.org/~fvitraining/]Family Violence Intervention Training[/url], [url=http://www.givology.org/~ymchuj/]Yuri Morales Chuj[/url], [url=http://www.givology.org/~ghavoice/]Give Her A Voice[/url])[/li][li]Host film screenings of [url=http://teachunicef.org/explore/media/watch/educate-girl-feature-length-film]To Educate A Girl[/url], [url=http://girlrising.com/]Girl Rising[/url] and [url=http://www.halftheskymovement.org/pages/film]Half the Sky[/url][/li][li]Organize book discussions of [url=http://www.halftheskymovement.org/pages/book]Half the Sky[/url] by Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn, and ...
  • Interview with Norma Bajan, In-Country Director of Starfish

    [img]/images/user/6691_11315055798678795828.jpg[/img] Adelaide Hoodless (Canadian education reformer and Founder of the Women's Institute and the National Council of Women) said it right: "Educate a boy and you educate an individual. Educate a girl and you educate a community." These past two weeks, we were able to catch up with Norma Bajan, the In-Country Director of Starfish. Norma is one of the leaders of Starfish's Foot in the Door program, which seeks to equip Girl Pioneers with invaluable first-job experience while serving their communities. Check out our interview below! [b]What is Foot in the Door about? [/b] This program is aimed at our students who are approaching high school graduation and want to gain professional experience. The reality here is that it is challenging to find formal employment in Guatemala, even if you [i]have [/i]graduated from high school. In this competitive job market, it is the individuals with one to two years of experience that h...
  • Interview with Travis Ning, Executive Director of Starfish

    [img]/images/user/6691_8735251222691436967.jpg[/img] It's an immutable truth that in order for a developing community to escape the margins of society and end the poverty trap, its full measure of female potential must be unlocked and tapped into. This is all the more true in Sololá, Guatemala, where 77% of the population lives in poverty or absolute poverty. [url=https://www.givology.org/~sobone/]Starfish[/url], our partner in Guatemala, aims to eradicate this poverty by offering its Girl Pioneers unprecedented formal work opportunities through [url=https://www.givology.org/~fitdoor/]Foot in the Door[/url]. We were able to learn more about Foot in the Door this past week through an interview with Travis Ning, Executive Director of Starfish. [url=http://givology.com/~fitdoor/]Only $325 is needed to defray the costs of Foot in the Door - every dollar counts![/url][b] [/b][b]What is Foot in the Door about? [/b] Who doesn't remember their first job? Now imagine if that was the ...
  • Interview with Chelsea Hackett on Give Her A Voice

    [b]"We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential." -Malala Yousafzai[/b] Through its [url=http://www.givology.org/~ghavoice/]Give Her A Voice[/url] program, Starfish One by One, our grassroots partner in Guatemala, is on pace to building deep wells of resiliency in each Girl Pioneer it supports. We were thrilled to have the chance to talk with Chelsea Hackett, a leader of [url=http://www.givology.org/~ghavoice/]Give Her A Voice[/url], and learn more about vocal empowerment and Chelsea's experiences. [b]What distinguishes [url=http://www.givology.org/~ghavoice/]Give Her A Voice[/url] from other projects centered on women’s empowerment?[/b] [b]Chelsea Hackett:[/b] Beyond what Beth has outlined, I feel that one of the greatest strengths of our project is that it builds on a quality that radiates from every Starfish mentor: Joy. Through workshops that allow for fun and play, everyone is enc...
  • Interview with Dr. Beth Osnes on Give Her A Voice

    [b]"Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones."[/b] For over five years, [url=https://www.givology.org/~sobone/]Starfish[/url], our partner in Guatemala, has strived to make quality education accessible to Mayan girls it supports. Starfish hopes to answer this question: [b]“What heights would women in Guatemala reach if they possessed an education, key knowledge and had an empowered voice before they started their families?”[/b] [url=https://www.givology.org/~ghavoice/]Give Her A Voice[/url], which hopes to fortify Starfish’s Girl Pioneers by helping them unlock their empowered voices, is a program that will answer this question. This past week, we were able to interview Dr. Beth Osnes, a professor at the University of Colorado, about her role in leading [url=https://www.givology.org/~ghavoice/]Give Her A Voice[/url]. Dr. Beth Osnes is an expert on promoting positive learning, peer support, and active voice through theatrical techniques. [b...