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  • Givology Vietnam Update

    [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_13085478974074909046.png[/img][/font] Givology has chapters all around the world making a difference. Chapters raise support and awareness for making education accessible globally. They're Givology's on the ground ambassadors, and they make our mission possible. We're excited to share an update from Givology Vietnam, an especially active chapter that has carried our remarkable projects. Their most recent project, "A Better Summer II," brought education to a rural village in Vietnam. Summer, the time of festive activities, has come knocking at our doors. And this year, Givology Vietnam - Givology NKTP Hai Phong is celebrating summer with our interesting, yet no less meaningful project "A better summer II. " [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_9609871315233717885.png[/img][/font] "A better summer II" is one of our most significant annual charity project...
  • #myfavoriteteacher Campaign

    By Julia Tofan [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_2014986566060062467.png[/img][/font] Teachers provide the foundation for nurturing the future. Their impact is not only felt by the students they work directly with, but by their community as a whole. Givology wants to celebrate that. Givology partner, [url=https://www.givology.org/~tltrust/]Tea Leaf Trust[/url], works in remote Sri Lankan tea leaf picking villages to make education more accessible. One of the organization's most successful initiatives is a teacher-training program. The program empowers young adults in the area by training them to teach the poorest children in their own communities. The teaching program benefits both the teachers and the students. But what is more, their teaching provides children and young people hope for the future. Tea Leaf Trust reports that over 80% of the children in the village live on less than $1 a day, the UN indicator of extreme poverty. They face great cha...
  • Ten Facts to Know About Child Marriage

    By Julia Tofan [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_13848217326273003305.png[/img][/font] Girls attending a workshop to learn their legal rights. Photo credit: Apne Aap Child marriage is illegal in many areas of the world, but it continues to occur. Girls are routinely subjected to marriage under the age of 18 with significant age differences between partners. The girls are often removed from their homes and schools and face physical and sexual abuse. Despite the danger and injustice of child marriage, the practice continues due to tradition, poverty, and gender inequality. In order to eradicate child marriage and ensure girls get the education they deserve, we need to take action. Start by learning more with these ten facts! 1. Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children. That's one fourth of all women. Furthermore, more than one in three (250 million) were married before 15. 2. "Some child brides are as young as e...
  • Feature Partner: Emerge Global

    [b]Feature Partner: Emerge Global[/b] [b]What is Emerge Global?[/b] [b] [/b]In 2005, the then-19-year-old Ali Whitney-Johnson arrived in Sri Lanka as a tsunami-relief volunteer. She learned of a heartbreaking injustice while on her trip: Girls as young as 11 who had survived rape or incest and had the courage to stand up for themselves in court were cast out of their own families, denied the right to formal education, and locked-up for their own protection. With a background in jewelry-making since age seven, Alia wanted to get to know the girls better by hosting a beading workshop. The jewelry-making process proved to be so therapeutic and transformative, uplifting girls spirits and helping them overcome the obstacles that they faced, that Emerge Global was born. [img]/images/user/1842_449005986843516724.png[/img] [font='Times New Roman', serif][img]/images/user/1842_8553297266602987942.png[/img][/font] [b]Who does it help?[/b] Emerge works with teenage survivors of sexual...
  • International Youth Day

    By Julia Tofan [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_4833653399965350834.png[/img][/font] August 12th was declared International Youth Day by the United Nations in 1999 to raise international awareness about the issues that youth face. In the past, themes have included health, migration, mental health, and volunteering. In 2015, the theme is "Youth Civic Engagement," embracing the goal of increased political, economical, and social participation of people between ages 15 and 24. Around the world, people are recognizing the day with conferences, workshops, concerts, festivals, art galleries, and volunteer events focused on youth civic engagement. Why International Youth Day? Issues that youth face often receive less recognition on the international agenda than issues that affect other populations, like children and adults. Not only that, but youth are our future! That means we have to empower them, help them develop leadership skills, and create op...