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  • Project Spotlight: The Kibera School for Girls Arts Education Program

    Written by Frida Herrera, Givology Development Intern Givology is very proud to be supporting the [url=http://givology.com/~ksfgaeprogram/]Kibera School of Girls Art Education Program[/url]. Our partner [url=http://givology.com/~htsfoundation/]Shining Hope for Communities[/url] is an organization that works in Kenyan poor areas, and has founded the Kibera School for Girls. Their main focus is to provide opportunities of education, gender equality and community empowerment. In past years, the Kibera School of Girls has offered many programs to girls from education to health services. Today, they have around 63 students, and they are looking forward to expand. The purpose of the [url=http://givology.com/~ksfgaeprogram/]Art Program[/url] is to introduce Kenyan girls to the world of arts, and help them explore the world of creativity and imagination. As well, the [url=http://givology.com/~ksfgaeprogram/]Art Program[/url] hopes to encourage girls to be proud of their culture, and discove...
  • Interview with Wendy Risso, President of RMGivs Chapter

    [img]/images/user/1842_13133330171067030644.jpg[/img] Check out our interview with Wendy Risso, Founder and President of our RMGivs Chapter, based in Rockville, Maryland! Wendy shares how she and the RMGivs chapter wanted to have maximum impact by supporting a student's education. So far, the RMGivs chapter has raised [url=http://www.givology.com/~john/]$377 to support the education of John[/url], an enrolled student with the [url=http://www.givology.com/~fkites/]Flying Kites Leadership Academy in [/url][color=#222222][url=http://www.givology.com/~fkites/]Kinangop, Kenya[/url]. To learn more about their work, [url=https://www.givology.org/~RMGivs/blog/61548/]read the chapter's blog here.[/url][/color] [b]Q: Please tell me about yourself and your chapter. What made you want to start a Givology chapter?[/b] Having been born in Paraguay and raised by multicultural parents, I developed a global perspective at a young age. My parents always advocated for my education. In fact, my...
  • Interview with David Levine, Executive Director of the VIDA

    [img]/images/user/1842_7892316567002291952.jpg[/img] [b]David Levine[/b] is the founding director of [url=http://www.thevida.org/]Volunteers for International Development and Aid[/url] (VIDA), an organization that undertakes a wide variety of construction and social development projects that enrich the quality of life in many underprivileged communities worldwide. He has attained years of experience in a broad range of international projects, including ones on water quality, solar energy, infrastructure construction management, social development, and of course education; in addition to being VIDA’s overall Executive director, he has served as VIDA’s program director for the Solarize Ghana project, Ghana Orphanage program, Manpong School Project, Moskito Coast Development Program, Liberia Education and Social Development Program, and the Sierra Leone Solar Project. [b]I read that you studied environmental engineering and policy in college. Was it your involvement in [/b][b]these iss...
  • Givology Grads: Darcy O'Connor

    [font='Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][font='Times New Roman'] [/font] [/font] [font='Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Where did you go to school? [/font] [font='Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Saint Joseph's University - Philadelphia, PA - Class of '14[/font] [font='Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]What did you study? [/font] [font='Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Sports Marketing [/font] [font='Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]When did you become involved with Givology and why? What do you do for Givology?[/font] [font='Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]I became involved with Givology December of my senior year because I was really interested in how a 100% volunteer run operation was making such an impact. I knew I wanted to work in nonprofit in the future so I wanted to get a better look at how such organizations operate. I work on the social media team for ...
  • Student Spotlight: Benjamin Nougnito

    Written by Frida Herrera, Givology Intern [i][url=http://www.givology.org/~nbenjamin/]Benjamin[/url] needs a faster way to get to school. Every day he has to walk 8km to get to school, and another 8km to come back home. Despite the long walk, he is not discouraged. He keeps walking towards a better future. [/i] [url=http://www.givology.org/~nbenjamin/]Benjamin Nougnito[/url] is an enthusiastic young man from Benin, Africa. Benjamin lost his father when he was a little boy. His older brother has taken over the duty of providing for the family of 8. Benjamin’s mother is sick and can barely take care of herself. Despite his family’s situation, Benjamin continues to walk 8km to get to school. Benjamin knows the importance of a good education; he understands that an education will help him get a better job and help his older brother provide for the family. Benjamin loves to go to school and play soccer after class. After his is done with his studies, he hopes to become a police officer. ...