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  • Ten Facts About Global Education

    Interested in expanding your global education knowledge? Check out the following ten fast facts about education; we’re sure you’ll learn something new! 2. It would take $39 billion (USD) every year to send all adolescents to school. 3. If all women had a primary education, there would be 1.7 million fewer malnourished children. [color=#333333] [/color] [color=#333333]5. [/color]In one of three countries, less than three quarters of teachers are trained to national standards, resulting in 130 million children enrolled in school who are not even learning the basics. 6. [font="Times New Roman"]China has more students per class than [/font][url=http://fusiondotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/edif_2012--n9_final.pdf]most other countries[/url][font="Times New Roman"]. The average for lower secondary education is above 50 students per classroom in China. It’s around 23 in the United States and below 20 in Switzerland and Russia.[/font] [color=#222222]7. [/color]Children...
  • Interview with Shanghai Chapter

    Givology has 29 chapters around the world that help us raise funding and awareness for our education projects and scholarships through local events. Our chapters are often started by our volunteers and interns at the high school, college or regional level to give members opportunities to educate, inspire and motivate others to improve access to quality education in their community. At our Shanghai Chapter, our volunteers are supporting their school lunch program through fundraising events and raising awareness of the importance of food quality. Learn more about our Shanghai Chapter and how you can get involved through this Q&A! [b]Q: Tell us about yourselves and your school. [/b] [b] [/b]We are students from YK Pao Secondary school, a bilingual school located in Song Jiang, Shanghai. Students in our chapter are from different grades: freshman, sophomore and junior. All of the students conglomerated in Givology Shanghai chapter is because we are interested in challenges in education ...
  • Introducing Our New Intern: Isabel Shew

    It is a unanimous truth that the best education does not concern itself with divulging a single set of ideas but multiple ones filled with versatile visions and perspectives. Concisely put, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” To Isabel Shew, this undoubtedly speaks of the importance of creativity and open-mindedness in our classrooms. As a new development intern, Isabel Shew hopes to work with Givology partners to learn how education empowers individuals to voice their concerns and visions for their communities. Isabel, although just a sophomore at the Briar Woods High School, has had a lot of experience with bringing a comprehensive education to her local community. She has created fitness slides shows, compiled videos and given presentations to help underprivileged kids learn what a healthy lifestyle entitles. In addition, she loves spending her summers teaching younger kids the ba...
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Philip Wang

    [img]/images/user/1842_16584128312771889605.png[/img] Philip Wang balances his life both as an involved member of the Givology team and as a Senior IT Engineer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, located in Seattle. Recently, he has been helping with and learning from the revamp of the Givology website. He explains how he has been honing his skills in Python, which the old website was written in, while getting familiar with the new site’s progressive design. Philip’s love for science began at a young age growing up in North Alabama. “My fascination with space and technology was well supported by the science in the city. Marshall Space Flight Center is nearby and I attended Space Camp twice,” he says. He went on to continue his studies at The George Washington University, and enrolled in several classes, including Physics. Looking back on it now, he comments that he didn’t fully appreciate the value of the course. “As it turns out, in Physics, like many other parts of life, lea...
  • Net Enrollment Rates and What We Can Learn From Them

    [img]/images/user/1842_15747369961282647017.png[/img] Our planet is filled with data. From volcanoes to monsoons to poverty, you can find spreadsheets that sprawl across hundreds of rows and columns for every topic. Data visualization is the usage of graphics to turn that complexity into something that is easy to understand. By communicating clearly and efficiently, data visualization can provide the depth of lengthy reports in an engaging manner—an incredibly useful trait in the field of education analysis. The quality of education around the world is hard to evaluate, but getting people into schools is just as important. Furthermore, making the transition from primary education to secondary and tertiary programs is key to ensuring valuable learning opportunities are leveraged to their full potential. When measuring the enrollment rates of the world, our first thought is to look at how many students at a certain age are in school compared to how many at that age are eligible to be ...