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  • Impact Series Podcast: Appalachian Community Fund

    [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color] Check out our latest podcast with Margo Miller from Appalachian Community Fund on [url=itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/givology-impact-series-podcast/id1271456774?mt=2]iTunes[/url], [url=https://medium.com/@givology./givology-impact-series-appalachian-community-fund-3d1fe742daf2]Medium[/url], and [url=https://soundcloud.com/givology]Soundcloud[/url]! Here's the full transcript: Vandana: Welcome to the Givology Impact Series Podcast in which we share the experiences and inspirations of social entrepreneurs and changemakers around the world in education. I'm Vandana. We're delighted to have Margo Miller from Appalachian Community Fund here with us today. The Appalachian Community Fund (A.C.F.) funds and encourages grassroots social change in central Appalachia. As a community-controlled fund, A.C.F. offers leadership to expand and strengthen the movement for social change through its practices and policies. Margo Miller...
  • Firefly International Podcast

    [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif]Check out our latest podcast with Happy Kids Center on [url=https://soundcloud.com/givology/givology-impact-series-14-firefly-international]Soundcloud[/url] and [url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/givology-impact-series-podcast/id1271456774?mt=2]Itunes[/url], and read the transcription below! [/font] [b]Delaney[/b]: Welcome back to the Impact series podcast, in which we share the experience of social entrepreneurs and change makers around the world. Today we are going to be talking about the organization about Firefly International, which is a nonprofit that supports grassroots projects in post-conflict or conflict ridden areas, to help provide children with a safe and supportive space. I’m Delaney, joined by my co-host Vandana. Today we are honored to have our guest Jeremy Wildeman on our call. Jeremy is a trustee in Firefly international, who volunteer on a daily basis supporting the Firefly directors to manage. He has 16 years of expe...
  • Updates from VietHope and its Youth Development Program

    VietHope's Youth Development Program, which launched in 2009, is an annual seven-day summit that aims to help Vietnamese first-year college students develop invaluable skills in communications, teamwork, project management, and community service. The modules are taught by volunteers from top-notch companies and organizations in Vietnam and the U.S. After structured training, participants embark on one of the hallmarks of the program: the opportunity to plan and lead a 3-day community service project. During the service project, students apply their new skills and draw valuable lessons. VietHope selects participants from the latest pool of university scholarship recipients. Using this existing pipeline is an intentional and deliberate part of their strategy, which enables them to leverage the rigor of the scholarship program's selection process to identify the most promising of these scholars, and then build atop the financial support with intensive leadership development. By...
  • Apne Aap Founder Gives Lecture at UN

    Last week, Givology partner Apne Aap gave the Fourth Annual UNAI J Michael Adams Lecture at the UN. Founder Ruchira Gupta’s talk, entitled “Women Uniting Nations,” focused on the problem of violence against women, and its many forms—sexual abuse, child marriage, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and femicide, i.e. the killing of women simply because they are female. Ruchira Gupta went on to discuss certain promising large-scale trends in these areas. She referred to the Beijing Declaration, which made women’s rights human rights (in 1995), as well as the #metoo campaign, which has raised awareness about the problem. And in general, more countries are now embracing foreign policy positions that promote issues of concern to women. But much more remains to be done. She argued that violence at the global scale is linked to the normalization of violence in the home and that, in conflict zones, sexual violence is more prevalent. She emphasized the need to “un-normalize” domestic and sex...
  • The Untapped Potential of Edutainment for Achieving Development Goals

    by Brent Harlow In previous posts for this series—which reviews current research on education in the developing world to better understand how effective different interventions are— I have covered studies that look at how altering specific “school factors” (or variables that can be controlled within the school) can affect education outcomes. However, while there are many things that can be done in the school to improve student success, there are also many “non-school factors” affecting student achievement. In this post, I look specifically at research suggesting that mass media entertainment might be used to transform the attitudes, beliefs, and aspirations of the poorest families and communities in the developing world, and that such campaigns might complement programs and practices carried out in schools themselves. Since [url=http://www.betsylevypaluck.com]Betsy Levy Paluck[/url] was recently awarded a MacArthur “genius grant” for her research examining how mass media and interpe...