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  • Training teachers to improve learning outcomes in the developing world

    By Brent Harlow In this series, I have been looking at the latest research on what actually works to improve educational outcomes in the developing world, with an emphasis on interventions designed to reduce gender, class, and geographical gaps in enrollment and get more kids into primary school classrooms. This particular problem— how best to increase enrollment— has received a good deal of attention from researchers, activists, and development organizations, and was reflected in the United Nations’ Millenium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education by 2015 [url=http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/](Link to source)[/url]. It is perhaps because this push to enroll every child, everywhere, in primary school has been so successful (even as certain enrollment disparities persist) that a new problem has arisen or, at least, become much more visible. Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo have argued that as more children coming from less privileged backgrounds enroll in pri...
  • Impact Series Podcast: Aunnie Patton Power from Intelligent Impact

    Check out the latest podcast series on [url=https://soundcloud.com/givology]Soundcloud [/url]and [url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/givology-impact-series-podcast/id1271456774?mt=2]iTunes[/url]! 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 Aunnie Patton Power from Intelligent Impact with us today. Aunnie founded an Intelligent Impact in 2017. A reformed M&A investment banker, she began her impact investing career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked in a variety of settings across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. She is currently an associate fellow at the University of Oxford Said Business School and an advisor to the Bertha Center for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. In these roles, she lectures on Innovative Finance...
  • 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...