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  • Featured Student: Guijun Ma from The Peach Foundation

    Written by Frida Herrera, Givology Intern [img]/images/user/1842_5776002744261186085.jpg[/img] Some of us have felt lucky. We feel great when we find some spare change under the couch, or when we find that shirt we were looking for. For some others, being lucky means the difference whether their most basic needs will be met or not. In this a case, [url=http://givology.com/~mguijun/]Guijun Ma[/url] has been lucky to continue his education with [url=http://givology.com/~peach/]The Peach Foundation[/url]. [url=http://givology.com/~mguijun/]Guijun Ma[/url] lives in the Shuhe Village, located in a rural Chinese mountain area. There is only one narrow path for livestock to walk on – the only way to enter and exit the village. Guijun has been walking on this road for the past four years, for he has to commute about 60 miles to get to school. Guijun's household comprises 5 members. His parents work as farmers, and his family income is not enough to ensure that all children will go to ...
  • Featured Student

    [img]/images/user/1842_10862955692172090969.jpg[/img] [b] [/b] [b]Featured Student: [/b][b]Juana [/b][b]of Escuela Caracol[/b] They say that “not everyone can become a great artist, but that a great artist can come from anywhere”. [url=https://www.givology.org/~jbtnimacachi/]Juana Beatriz Tax Nimacachi[/url] is a little artist who can become a great artist. She is a first grader at [url=https://www.givology.org/~ecaracol/]Escuela Caracol[/url] in San Marcos Laguna, Guatemala. Givology has partnered with [url=https://www.givology.org/~ecaracol/]Escuela Caracol[/url] to help Mayan descendent children get a good start in their education, offering kindergarten and elementary school programs. Juana is one of the lucky ones that are getting a wonderful opportunity to learn, explore and grow in a safe environment. Juana is a very charismatic little girl. She enjoys talking to her friends about her family’s chickens, being silly with others, and making everybody laugh. Juana comes fro...
  • Giving Takes...

    [font='Times New Roman'][img]/images/user/1842_15288327449220549137.jpg[/img][/font] Joyce Meng [b]Giving takes compassion, coupled with reason to create impact.[/b] Joyce Meng is Givology’s CEO and co-founder, with a vision of an open community in which small dollars and some hours can turn into a powerful force for change. Joyce and Jennifer Chen founded Givology in 2008 while they were undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. In Joyce’s words, "[i]It’s unfair that millions of children around the world are denied the basic right to education, and we can all do something to fix this. It’s not just the big donors and foundations that count – everyone has something to give – whether it is time, money, or skills[/i] [i]– and everyone deserves full transparency and engagement with the cause they are supporting." [/i]Joyce's main responsibilities as CEO are to coordinate and strategize Givology's various special projects and campa...
  • Giving Takes...

    Jenn Chen Giving takes a belief in a better world and positive change. Jenn Chen is Givology’s President and Co-Founder. In the spring of 2008, Joyce Meng and Jenn founded Givology. Givology was born from the need of a 100% transparent non-profit organization. In Jenn’s words: “[i]I started Givology on the University of Pennsylvania's campus with Joyce because we were both starving for a 100% transparent way to give to education in developing countries. We had both studied or worked abroad in lesser developed countries, and once we returned, we realized there was no efficient way to find the grassroots organizations to give back to and no way to monitor what our money was used to buy for the students.”[/i] Jenn wanted transparency and the ability to see the actual donations impact in children’s education. Education is a key driver in improving the GDP for developing countries, and Givology could solve a critical gap in economic development. As Givology’s president, J...
  • Giving Takes...

    [img]/images/user/1842_7680946121103942700.jpg[/img] [font=Verdana]Doris Li[/font] Giving takes Creativity [b]“The less limitations I have, the more creative I can get.”[/b] [font=Verdana] [/font] [font=Verdana]Doris is a talented graphics designer at Givology. Doris finds her inspiration in everyday images, and works to transform a simple picture into a powerful message. Doris hopes her graphics would leave a powerful and lasting inspiration. Nevertheless, she follows the famous principle by Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." For Doris, [/font][b][color=#5F497A]Giving takes creativity[/color][/b][font=Verdana]. Innovation is key to engage the viewer.[/font] [font=Verdana]One of the greatest rewards Doris gets from volunteering is the ability to use her special talents and skills. In the process, she has also received the opportunity to find other talents and interests through Givology. She is happy to contribute to Givology’s cause, “[/fo...