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  • 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...
  • Technology in the Developing World: 10 Facts you Need to Know

    By Julia Tofan Our partner, Cercle Social, is working to make technology accessible to students in Benin. Cercle Social runs computer training prograsm during the summer and school year and finds that computer skills give their students an edge in internship and career opportunities. The programs introduce students to computer basics, word processing, calculation, graphics, programming, and software. Currently, Cercle Social is switching from desktop computers to Raspberry Pi, an alternative computer that performs most of the same functions as a regular computer but is 10 times less expensive and 50 times more energy efficient than a regular computer! [url=https://www.givology.org/~trpproject/]Click here[/url] to support them in bringing Raspberry Pi to classrooms in Benin![font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_8482432842187311163.png[/img][/font] [font='Times New Roman', serif][/font]This is the opening ceremony for the computer lab they have built!...
  • MLK Day of Service 2016

    By Amy Boglarski Every year, we celebrate the third Monday of January as a federal holiday in honor of the well-known civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unlike other federal holidays, the MLK Day of Service is also a national day of service, encouraging people to donate their time to giving back. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads this mission and provides many community service opportunities all across the United States. Giving back is the perfect way to honor Dr. King, as he was an advocate for solving social problems and the needs of the community. Image Courtesy of the Corporation for National and Community Service About Dr. King Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He followed in his familys legacy in becoming a Baptist minister in 1948 and earned his doctorate in systematic theology in 1955. In 1955, Dr. King also became the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, advocating for racial equality...
  • Givology Impact Podcast Series

    By Amy Boglarski Givology is very happy to present the Givology Impact Podcast Series, dedicated to sharing the stories of Givology chapters, partners, and other entrepreneurs and organizations valuing education. The purpose of these podcasts is to highlight the good work that people are doing all around the world in support of education. Through these conversations, individuals and organizations can share the inspiring impact of their projects. This way, we can all learn more about the problems faced by students around the world, and how Givology and its partners are working to fix these problems. The first two podcasts are available now on SoundCloud, YouTube, and Pocket Casts. Givology Chicago The first is a conversation with Sager Patel and Neil Doshi, the founders of Givology's Chicago Chapter. Through their discussion, they revealed how Givology Chicago got started and how they have grown so much in recent years. To learn more about their efforts in South Asia and the stor...
  • Chapter Update: Fundraising

    By Julia Tofan Givology depends on small hours and small dollars to make a difference. To do that, we work with chapters, groups of people in high schools, colleges, or communities that want to get together and change the world for students who otherwise wouldn't be able to go to school or educational projects that otherwise wouldn't be funded. [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/1842_15975462247250589755.png[/img][/font] Givology's most recent chapter-led fundraiser was at [url=http://www.thermtide.com/2015/12/16/rm-givology-club-raises-250-in-highly-successful-bake-sale/]Richard Montgomery High School[/url] in Maryland. The group organized a local band for musical entertainment, brought baked goods for a bake sale, and spent two hours at the event, attracting many donors. They set no prices, allowing people to donate however much they wanted in exchange for the delicious treats and inspiring people to give what they could. The chapter was happy t...