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  • A New Educational Model

    Nowadays, most people are familiar with the philanthropic idea of spreading education across third world countries. Most people know that in countries like Ghana, only 50 percent of children reach grade five, and the majority of children cant even comprehend a simple paragraph (according to [url=https://ssir.org/articles/entry/redefining_education_in_the_developing_world]this[/url] Stanford article). However, most people dont know one of the mains reason why elementary school dropout rates in African countries are at a staggering 42 percent (according to [url=http://www.unesco.org/new/en/dakar/about-this-office/single-view/news/42_of_african_school_children_will_drop_out_before_the_end_of_primary_education/#.WBLfeaOZNmA]UNESCO[/url]) is because of the western educational models imposed in those countries. The western educational model isnt compatible with the health, social, or political conditions of many third world countries, meaning that in order to aid these countries young...
  • Givology on the Himalayas

    Several few weeks ago, a Givology flag flew by the Himalayan wind on 3210 meters. [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/OyxjvwsPeP6zW2ZD9UByI8UixqUwYkHUFtQhwKjzg4KbouiTbpp17Tg_4j6PVxQR_NOUUmCPJLrNsA_6LjcW45MFNFR1aV7Fq4FCTTl0gLJa66djnnN4XyNShCYwfr0txAkremY[/img] A few months ago, my mom and I planned a trip to go trekking, and decided that the Himalayas in Nepal might be the best choice for its location, policies on tourist entrances, and popularity. However, the tickets were hard to book, and my dad, who refused to let us on to this trip because of safety issues, was too hard to persuade. He asked, " Why can't you just go trek in the mountain behind our house? Why all that fuss? " True. As a Californian who lives in the midst of deserts and mountains, staying local might seem to be the best choice for adventure. Yet there seems to be a voice calling inside of me, telling me that Im really just a frog under a well (and with no water). After challenges and preparation...
  • #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...