01 MAY 2012
Providing Greater Early Education Availability to the Children of Northern Ghana: An Interview with Andrew Garza of Titagya SchoolsCould you ever imagine yourself making an impact on an entire nation? Andrew Garza, founding partner and chairman of the board of directors of [url=http://titagyaschools.org/wordpress/]Titagya Schools[/url], a social enterprise that is transforming the landscape of early education in northern Ghana, has set out to do just that. In this interview with Garza, learn about his incredible journey from interning in the northern Ghanian village of Dalun to breaking ground on early education schools for 120 students—with plans to expand. [img]/images/user/1752_17240364590398931195.jpg[/img] [i]Interview by Genna Weiss[/i] [b]Please tell us about Titagya and its overall mission.[/b] Titagya Schools is a social enterprise focused on expanding the quality and availability of early education in rural northern Ghana. We currently operate a pre-school and a kindergarten for 120 students whose English-language and math skills are 3 years more advanced than those of public school students in the re...
27 SEP 2011
Assuring Long-Term Educational Access to Girls in Liberia: An Interview with the More than Me FoundationThe Washington, DC-based More than Me Foundation carries out a very powerful mission: to get as many Liberian girls off the streets and into school. But as Stephanie Hood, More than Me’s executive director, explains, the organization strives to achieve an even larger mission. In this interview, Stephanie recounts her recent trip to Liberia to set up the school year for the Foundation’s girls, shares the progress on the ground, and highlights what’s up ahead for More than Me. Interview by Genna Weiss (Stephanie Hood, center) Briefly tell us about More than Me and its mission. More than Me is a small non-profit whose mission is to get girls into school, and our vision is to provide girls with access to education. We work in West Point, a slum of Monrovia, Liberia, and have assured long-term educational access to over 100 girls. We have two Liberian part-time staff, but the rest of our staff is made up of a global network of volunteers. We like to say that our larger mission is giving ...
06 SEP 2011We made it to the last day in the Givology countdown to the unofficial end of summer! With your support, we've been able to fund the education fees of many of these featured students! Student: Yessica Alejandra Yessica Alejandra is 11 years old and lives in southern Bogota with her parents and her older sister. The family’s income comes from her father, who works in an auto repair shop. Her mother has not been able to find a job, so she stays at home and takes care of the family and the house. Not having enough money to pay expenses and afford a safe and comfortable place to live is the greatest challenge for Yessica Alejandra's family. Yessica Alejandra is in sixth grade and her favorite subjects are science and physical education. She aspires to become a veterinarian and to study English. Helping Yessica To learn more about how you can help support Yessica Alejandra's education, click here . To learn more about the Givology partner supporting Yessica Alejandra's ed...
04 SEP 2011Only 2 days left in the Givology countdown until the unofficial end of summer! With your donation of any size, you can help us reach our goal of fully funding these students before the school year starts! Student: Akiiki Hajara Peace Akiiki Hajara Peace is a 16-year-old girl from Uganda. Her decision to join the Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership course through Givology partner Educate! is inspired by her drive to help empower her community. Akiiki strongly cares about the orphaned and those affected by HIV/AIDS. Akiiki aspires to become a fashion designer, as she intends to use fashion to celebrate her heritage and culture. Helping Akiiki To learn more about how you can help support Akiiki's education, click here . To learn more about the Givology partner supporting Akiiki's education, Educate!, click here .
04 SEP 2011Only 3 days left in the Givology countdown until the unofficial end of summer! With your donation of any size, you can help us reach our goal of fully funding these students before the school year starts! Student: Guangen Shen Guangen Shen, 20, was born in a small remote village in China, nestled in the mountains. The only source of income in his family is the money earned by his father. To pay for his and his sister's school tuition fees, his father had to find a second job. Like many other poor families who have children attending school, his family is heavily in debt. Guangen enjoys reading physics books and aspires to become a scientist. He strong believes that gaining knowledge through his studies can help change his destiny. Helping Guangen To learn more about how you can help support Guangen's education, click here . To learn more about the Givology partner supporting Guangen's education, the Peach Foundation, click here .