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  • EfforTZ Foundation Project - Pens, Pencils and Sharpeners for Tanzanian Schools

    This EfforTZ Project was established to acquire and transport pens, pencils and pencil sharpeners to more than 4,000 impoverished school students in four very poor public primary schools in Tanzania. In December we transported the 1st semester school supplies to Tanzania, and in late January they were distributed to our four public primary schools and to two private, non-profit educational organizations. This summer we will be transporting another large volume of school supplies to these same six educational programs and distributing them for 2nd semester in late July. Thank you to Givology supporters for making this possible!
  • EfforTZ Foundation Student Update for Anjela Engai

    When we last gave an update on Anjela's situation, she had been admitted to Sangiti Secondary School as a Form I student. Her 1st semester went extremely well, considering how poor her primary school educational environment was. Anjela has now completed her 2nd semester, and has done even better than in her first semester! She earned an "A" average overall and placed 7th in her class of 97 students. Hurray for Anjela! She earned A's in Civics, History, Chemistry, Geography, French, English, Physics, Biology, and Computer Science. She received a B in Swahili, and C's in Math and Agriculture. Thank you, Givology supporters, for helping to make Anjela's secondary school education possible and for saving her from a forced marriage at the age of 14! [img]/images/user/1842_13257277595965374020.png[/img]
  • No Subject

    [b][color=#222222]"What works in education policy in the developing world? A brief look at the role of health-based interventions [/color]to increase school attendance in areas where absenteeism is greatest"[/b] [color=#222222]By Brent Harlow [/color] [color=#222222] [/color][color=#222222]There is an ever-growing body of research available to inform governments, non-profit organizations NGOs, and private donors as they [/color]try to identify those programs and policies that are most effective at improving educational outcomes for children in the developing world, and choose which of these programs to give their financial support to. [color=#222222]In this series, as I mentioned in my last post, I will be reviewing existing research and sharing it with Givology readers interested in [/color]what scientific trials have to teach us about what works, what doesn't, and what we have yet to learn about success in education in the developing world. [color=#222222]In this pos...
  • Givology Impact Series: SKIP Peru

    A few weeks ago, one of our Givologists, Helen Tang, interviewed Liz Wilson, who is the CEO and director of Skip Peru, a non-profit currently helping economically-disadvantaged children of the impoverished district of El Porvenir, Peru, realize their right to an education. This is the transcript of the[url=https://soundcloud.com/givology/skip-peru] podcast[/url]. [b]Q: Can you share with us the history of your organization?[/b] A: Our founders were in Trujillo, Peru working when they identified a need within the communities for children to access education. The barrier for this is the cost of sending children to school, which includes buying uniforms and shoes and providing school supply. This meant that although education is theoretically free, many parents face the problem of not being able to afford this cost, therefore not sending children to school. Our program began with providing grants to 80 children so they have their school costs met and were able to go to school. Personal...
  • Interview With the PEACH Foundation

    April 3rd, 2017 Members of the Givology Chapter at the Webb Schools interviewed with Ruth Jeng, who is the founder of the [url=http://www.peachfoundationusa.org/servlet/peachweb]PEACH[/url] Foundation, to learn more about the organization. [b]Q: What inspired you to start the PEACH Foundation? [/b] A: I started this organization from the pain of which I felt from the children. So when I saw a child not going to school, the feeling of pain made me very miserable. Even though I told myself that it was none of my business, my pain didnt go away. Therefore, I rolled up my sleeves to solve their problem. The bottom line of starting this organization is eliminating my pain by eliminating the pain of these children. If I had felt indifferent, then I wouldnt have done anything. [b]Q: How did your organization begin?[/b] A: When I first started, I would go to alumni parties to distribute brochures about PEACH. I distributed 15,000 brochures in the first year, 10,000 in the second year, and...