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  • #HowILearn campaign update

    You learn something new everyday. A new math concept, the capital of Guatemala (Guatemala!) or a new perspective in the storybook of life, whatever it maybe we all learn new things every single day. So what did you learn recently? Welcome to the #HowILearn campaign! Givology invites you to share with us how YOU learn. Learning is an aspect in everyones life every single day. Whether you are walking 10 miles to get to school in a rural village in China or riding a school bus in New York City, education lets us see past the boundaries and sets your imagination on a path to understanding yourself and the world around you. And we want to know how you do it. Jeya likes learning surrounded by breath-taking nature, captured in a good book under the shade of a tree. [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/UVdxGSLSDfJq68AK0Xa7MSrtHZF2iiytEq2ns-iYAdzKrE8ewu02frMqUZq3ga7XBNE5mOJ57zLOTV2vo8XtZhEFS3A0AwZasFQu00qQussVcyrB094Ht8oeH2jLzgvzAzSP9chY[/img] Woohee and Caitlin spin their stories by stro...
  • Weekly Blog #5: Flying Kites

    After working in the slums of Nairobi and witnessing the poor quality of education, lack of fresh air and water, and the minimal preparation provided for a productive adulthood, two young women, Leila Chambers and Wambui Kimani, decided to take things into their own hands and attempt to remedy the issues they had witnessed. In 2007, these extraordinary young women launched an organization with the mission to support students from impoverished backgrounds and orphans in Njabini, Kenya by providing them with a comprehensive quality education and the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing global world. The organizations name, Flying Kites, embodies everything it stands for: the embracing of childhood wonder, the fueling of imaginations, and the importance of holistic education and development. From its inception in 2007, Flying Kites has been a site of education, innovation and development in Kenya. When they first started their project, Chambers and Kimanis goal was to ignit...
  • Weekly Blog #4- The Abaarso School

    When the Republic of Somalia broke down two decades ago and became the #1 failed state, Jonathan Starr, an American former finance executive, knew that it was time to make a lasting change by establishing a school in region Abaarso of Somaliland. He donated half a million dollars and gathered a teaching staff in 2009, yet never knew then that his school influenced the lives of so many students eager to learn in Somaliland in the following years. [u]Mission and Accomplishments[/u] The mission of the Abaarso School of Science and Technology is to nurture "the academic, intellectual, and character development of promising Somali boys and girls, so they can effectively and ethically advance their society. " We see their mission being accomplished year after year since the schools establishment. The school now accommodates students ranging from grade 7 to grade 12, with the acceptance rate of only 9% for seventh graders. These students have the opportunity to select from a wid...
  • Presidential Candidates on Education

    [b][u] Donald J. Trump[/u][/b] [i]Local Education[/i] "I'm a tremendous believer in education. But education has to be at a local level. We cannot have the bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your childs education." [i]Common Core[/i] "So Common Core is a total disaster. We cant let it continue. We are rated 28th in the world, the United States. Think of it, 28th in the world. And, frankly, we spend far more per pupil than any other country in the world. By far. Its not even a close second." "[As president I'd] end Common Core. Common Core is a disaster." [i]School Spending[/i] "You could cut that way, way, way down." [b][u] Hillary Rodham Clinton[/u][/b] [i]Local Education[/i] "Everybody is an expert on education because we all went to school. And therefore, local control means that there are millions upon millions of opinions in America about what we should do. I dont think we have reached a consensus that refl...
  • Weekly Blog #3- PEACH Foundation

    Thank you for taking valuable time out of your busy schedules to read our blog! Here are some updates: Givology has officially launched our summer campaign! So please don't forget to post a picture of yourself on a social media site and tag us with #HowILearned. Remember that your photo is a great contribution to helping a child receive better education. We have also uploaded our monthly newsletter to [url=http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=28704930b040cb984766b0d12&id=b260004bde&e=]This link[/url]! This week, our featured partner is the PEACH foundation. The name stands for Promoting Education, Art, and Community Harvest. In general terms, this organization helps students from low-income families in the poorest parts in China. The economic gap in China has been getting wider, and for those who already lacked the necessary monetary support, this trend is very detrimental to the next generation who do not have the appropriate support to climb out of poverty. However, the PEACH ...