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  • Top Ten Things you Can do to Make Education Accessible to Everyone

    [b]By Julia Tofan[/b] [b]1. Learn![/b] Watch [url=https://www.youtube.com/user/givology]documentaries and videos[/url] and read books, [url=http://www.givology.org/blogs/]blogs[/url], and articles (Here's our [url=https://www.givology.org/~givologystaff/blog/154219/]top ten[/url]!) to learn about education issues all over the world. From training teachers and building school houses to reforming education policy and addressing social and emotional needs, there are many obstacles to accessible quality education. [b]2. Create Awareness! [/b]Educate others. Tell your friends, make a Facebook page or website, and share social media posts from non-profits in the education sector. [b]3. Interact on Social Media![/b] Follow Givology on [url=https://www.facebook.com/Givology]Facebook[/url], [url=https://twitter.com/Givology]Twitter[/url], and [url=https://instagram.com/givology/?hl=en]Instagram[/url] and sign up for our newspaper by making a Givology account. We'll keep you updated o...
  • Education and Maternal and Infant Health

    By Julia Tofan Maternal health consists of healthcare "during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period" according to the World Health Organization ([url=http://www.who.int/topics/maternal_health/en/Due]WHO[/url]). For many women in the developing world, maternal healthcare and education is inaccessible and mothers and newborns die preventable deaths. The solution? Access to resources like doctors and hospitals is an important start, but education has a powerful effect on maternal and newborn health as well. 1. In 2013, [url=http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/maternal_health/maternal_health_facts/en/]289,000[/url] women died due to pregnancy and childbirth complications. That's 800 women a day. 2. [url=http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs348/en/]99%[/url] of maternal deaths occur in the developing world. 3. If all women completed primary education, there would be a [url=http://internationalliteracyday.org/]66%[/url] reduction in maternal deaths. 4. [u...
  • Mental Health and Education

    By Julia Tofan The Tea Leaf Trust, working with young people in Sri Lanka's tea picking communities, is all too familiar with the devastating effects of untreated mental and emotional health issues. A 2010 questionairre of 101 university students in the community found that 39% had wanted to or had self-harmed in the last two weeks and 24% had considered suicide in the last week. Among the male population, the rate of alcoholism was between 80% and 85%. The high rate of alcoholism is considered a major cause of the violence faced by 83% of females, 20% of which is sexual violence. The region experiences a crisis of mental health, violence, and drug abuse, culminating in many struggles for young adults. The [url=https://www.givology.org/~ehpasgroup/]Emotional Health Project and Support Group[/url] was initiated to combat this often ignored issue in Sri Lanka's tea picking community. The grassroots nonprofit organization educates students about depression, anger, addiction, an...
  • Five Reasons to Volunteer or Intern with Givology

    By Julia Tofan Spring is fast approaching, and that means making summer plans! At Givology, it also means we're looking forward to meeting new volunteers and interns, and we hope you'll join us this summer (or sooner)! Givology is 100% volunteer run, so every webpage, social media post, campaign, fundraising event, and newspaper is done by volunteers and interns. That means you're given the independence to take on a responsibility you feel passionate about. Here are 5 reasons I love volunteering with Givology (and hope you will too!): [b]1. You can make a difference![/b] Givology has made many amazing projects possible. Funded projects have provided students with school supplies in areas of extreme poverty, trained mentors in Guatemala to intervene in family violence, brought technology to remote schools, and much more. Givology's supporters create a huge impact, and you can be part of it! [b]2. You can learn something new and get professional experience! [/b]At Givo...
  • Peach Foundation: Promoting Education, Art, and Community Harvest

    By Amy Boglarski Peach Foundation has been helping children in China finance their educations since 2001. The foundation provides scholarships for thousands of middle school, high school, and college students, with 65 students currently seeking support through Givology. Volunteers from the Peach Foundation select students to receive their scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. This [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1chjTh8y7E]video[/url] shows the conditions of where the students are living and their schools. [b]Student Updates: College Acceptance[/b] Many students that Givology and Peach Foundation assisted recently fulfilled their goals of graduating high school and beginning college. This is a huge accomplishment for these students who may not have even gone to high school without their scholarships. Some new college students even wrote letters of appreciation to Givology. One of these students is Yang Zhe Fa, whose parents are both farmers supporting two ch...