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  • Ten Must See Documentaries on International Education

    By Julia Tofan Givology's goal is create a world in which education is accessible to all children. One of the most important ways to support this mission is to learn about the issue. Documentaries and films are a great way to do that. Here's our top ten! [b]1. Girl Rising:[/b] This film shares the lives of 9 girls who want an education, but face obstacles like child marriage, child labor, and poverty. From Wadley, in Haiti, who survives an earthquake but can't afford school tuition, to Yasmin, who refers to herself as a superhero after surviving assault, these 9 young girls are strong and powerful, but face many challenges. Watch it on Netflix or learn more about the [url=http://girlrising.com/]Girl Rising[/url] movement here! [b]2. On the Way to School: [/b]This film documents four students' difficult journey to get to school in different areas of the world. From being chased by elephants and being pushed in a wheelchair for 4 km due to a disability, to walking 15 k...
  • Dreams That Could Be: Interview with Allison Zaucha

    Allison Zaucha is a documentary and portrait photographer who uses photography to capture what it means to be human. As part of [url=http://www.dreamsthatcouldbe.com/]Dreams That Could Be[/url], she has partnered with Givology to tell the stories of children all around the world who are getting an education despite the challenges they face. We interviewed Allison Zaucha to find out more about the inspiration and progress of Dreams That Could Be. [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_2935525065037310875.png[/img][/font] [b]1. Can you tell us a little about yourself? [/b] a. I am a documentary and portrait photographer who loves telling stories of real people. I also love going to concerts, hanging out with my friends, and cooking. Ever since I was little I always was creating and spending time with my family with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and things like that. There was one time when I was little and I remember we were rebuilding a house wit...
  • Mandela Day

    By Julia Tofan [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_17844960580474720447.png[/img][/font] [b]Who is Nelson Mandela?[/b] Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahl Mandela in 1918 in the Madiba Clain of South Africa, where the apartheid created a system of racial segregation and injustice. He came to be known as Nelson during his formal education, where assigning a new name was a regular custom. At a young age, Mandela became involved in politics and advocacy, participating in protests and standing against the apartheid in the face of discrimination. In 1944, Mandela joined the African National Congress, where he helped form the youth league. The youth league helped youth protesters organize to oppose the apartheid. Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1933 for his movement against the apartheid and in 1994 he became the country's first democratically elected president and first black president. He is remembered as an activist for human rights and contin...
  • Top Ten Things you can do to Make Education Accessible to Everyone

    By Julia Tofan [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_14394579629748516864.png[/img][/font] [b]1. Learn![/b] Watch documentaries and [url=https://www.youtube.com/user/givology]videos[/url] and read books, [url=http://www.givology.org/blogs/]blogs[/url], and articles ([url=https://www.givology.org/~givologystaff/blog/154219/]Here's our 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...
  • Top Ten Articles on the Developing World's Education Challenges

    [img]/images/user/1842_14255827330389300125.png[/img] 1. [url=https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-education-around-world]11 Facts About Education Around the World[/url] Short and sweet, this article published by the Do Something Foundation delineates the most alarming statistics on third world education, covering everything from the gender gap to the impact of just one more year of education. 2. [url=http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2008highlevel/pdf/newsroom/Goal%202%20FINAL.pdf]UN Education Fact Sheet[/url] This 2008 UN report discusses "Millennium Goal #2: Achieve universal primary education", and what has already been done and what needs to be done to reach this objective. This fact sheet examines both successes and failures of UN efforts. 3. [url=https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/10-barriers-to-education-around-the-world-2/]10 barriers to education around the world[/url] Global Citizen hits the nail on the head with this list, encompassing nearly ...