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  • #Givchat Recap: More than Me Academy

    [font='Times New Roman', serif] [font='Times New Roman', serif] [/font] The More than Me Academy provides girls in West Point Slum of Liberia education, health and social services to transform their own lives. Founder, Katie Meyer, and the More than Me Academy team believes every girl has the right to choose the life she wants. More than Me Academy is the first tuition free school in Liberia. This academy supply the girls with two balanced meals, psychological guidance, access to healthcare, libraries, and computers and after school programs. The school runs from 7am to 5pm to keep the girls off the streets for the entire day. More than Me Academy takes a holistic approach to education, making it impossible to fail. It prepares the girls to be future leaders and assets to the community.[/font] The More than Me Academy has created an engaging, exciting and energetic environment for the students. Not only does the academy make education fun, it also provides quality ed...
  • Interview with Kyle Hill, Cofounder of Teach for Canada

    Kyle Hill is one of the co-founders of Teach For Canada, a nonprofit that aims to reduce the disparity in Canada's education outcomes. Their approach involves helping students and teachers succeed in remote and indigenous communities. They select teachers who, after joining Teach for Canada for the summer, participate in an intensive, community focused preparation program, designed and led by education experts, master teachers, school and community leaders, and elders. Recently they have also worked with indigenous and education leaders to further their program design at this early stage. [img]/images/user/1842_11926563409138288559.jpg[/img] [b]1. How did you decide to get involved in trying to improve education in Canada? What was your inspiration?[/b] For me, the numbers were enough. On First Nation’s reserves in Canada, the graduation rate is 40%. Among the Inuit, that same number is only 25%. And in rural Canada, dropout rates are twice the national average. These facts ar...
  • Our latest social media endeavor...

    [img]/images/user/1842_5054195333402212764.jpg[/img] At Givology, we are always looking for new ways to communicate our mission, vision, and values in order to raise awareness about our students and projects. Social media is a great way to spread the word and spread it quickly, as [url=http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2014/apr/03/five-social-media-charity-campaigns]this inspiring article from the Guardian shows[/url]. To amplify our social media, we decided to start hosting weekly TweetChats. A TweetChat is a virtual discussion on Twitter, and to organize the discussion, everyone who wants to participate ends their posts with the same hashtag. We chose [url=https://twitter.com/hashtag/givchat]#givchat[/url] to tag our conversations. #givchat signifies that Givology is hosting a conversation on, of course, giving. [b]How does a #givchat work?[/b] For a #givchat, we invite a guest (perhaps one of our partners, or another nonprofit that we admire) to join us on Twitt...
  • Featured Partner: Tea Leaf Trust

    [img]/images/user/1842_4945582837795214522.jpg[/img] Our partner, [url=https://www.givology.org/~tltrust/]Tea Leaf Trust[/url], is looking to expand its [url=https://www.givology.org/~ehpasgroup/]Emotional Health Project and Support Group[/url], which provides emotional support for 120 students. The project only needs $1,000 more to complete funding! Tea Leaf Trust is also looking to expand its [url=https://www.givology.org/~ceproject/]Community Education Project[/url], which provides an education to 930 students in multiple locations. In addition, it is also looking to fund a [url=https://www.givology.org/~beprogram/]Basic English Program[/url], which provides free English lessons to those with little knowledge of English. [b] WHAT IS TEA LEAF TRUST ABOUT?[/b] Tea Leaf Trust is a UK charity providing education in the tea fields of Sri Lanka. The Programme Director, Tim Pare, was inspired to create the charity after him and his wife stayed at a tea estate one night during their hone...
  • #Givchat Recap: The Abaarso School of Science & Technology

    [b]Education in Somalia[/b] Harry Lee from the Abaarso School of Science & Technology joined Givology for the #Givchat tweetchat series at 7 P.M. on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. The Abaarso School exists to nurture the academic, intellectual, and character development of promising Somali boys and girls in an effort to effectively and ethically advance Somali society. Somali has been thought of as one of the world’s most desolate areas since the Republic of Somalia collapsed two decades ago. Generations have grown up familiar with a war-torn society, and the impact of the problem has been felt around the world through piracy and terrorism. The Abaarso School intends to alter this course and fulfill the school’s mission by making a lasting change to the reality on the ground. During the #Givchat, Harry excellently communicated Abaarso’s strategy to promote enduring change to the daily reality of life in Somaliland. Abaarso focuses on integrity, tenacity, and reasoning as a means ...