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Givology

Givology is a P2P online giving marketplace, directly connecting donors to students and grassroots projects around the world.

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givology:

According to GirlUp, more than 40% of Liberian girls ages 10-14 have never gone to school. Unfortunately, young girls fall victim to the most frequently reported crime in Liberia, rape. Before the war in 1989, Liberia had over 2,400 schools. After 2003, Liberia only had about 480 remaining.An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to 25 percent. When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.

The More Than Me Academy is the first tuition-free, all girls school in Liberia. Not only do they give these girls an education, but they also provide them with two hearty meals a day, access to healthcare, access to a computer lab and library, and a robust afterschool program, ensuring the girls are off the street for the entire day from 7am to 5pm. 

You can imagine how excited we are to have More Than Me’s founder/CEO, Katie Meyler as our guest for tomorrow’s givchat! Follow givology and @MoreThanMeORG on twitter as well as the #givchat hashtag WEDNESDAY July 30 (tomorrow!) at 7 PM EST to join in on the dialogue and ask questions about her organization and the causes they address! :)

According to GirlUp, more than 40% of Liberian girls ages 10-14 have never gone to school. Unfortunately, young girls fall victim to the most frequently reported crime in Liberia, rape. Before the war in 1989, Liberia had over 2,400 schools. After 2003, Liberia only had about 480 remaining.An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to 25 percent. When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.

The More Than Me Academy is the first tuition-free, all girls school in Liberia. Not only do they give these girls an education, but they also provide them with two hearty meals a day, access to healthcare, access to a computer lab and library, and a robust afterschool program, ensuring the girls are off the street for the entire day from 7am to 5pm. 

You can imagine how excited we are to have More Than Me’s founder/CEO, Katie Meyler as our guest for tomorrow’s givchat! Follow givology and @MoreThanMeORG on twitter as well as the #givchat hashtag WEDNESDAY July 30 (tomorrow!) at 7 PM EST to join in on the dialogue and ask questions about her organization and the causes they address! :)

teachmoments:

One of the better “nuts and bolts” investigations I’ve read into the problems urban schools deal with on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. 

(via girlwithalessonplan)

onlinecounsellingcollege:

- Give more than is required
- Learn as much as you can
- Be strong and courageous
- Speak and live your truth
- Be true to your values
- Resist mediocrity
- Seek to inspire others
- Love wholeheartedly.

(via goodmorningteachera)

cmrubinworld:

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“We want our young people to: know who they are, what they value and why, and where they fit in; to question knowledge claims, rather than take them at face value; and to look beyond immediate causes to consider the joined-up nature of things and events in the world.” — Rose Hipkins

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halftheskymovement:

Maha was only 12 when she was forced to marry her 23-year-old husband due to financial difficulties and fear of sexual assault. At 13, she is now one month pregnant and hasn’t been in school since she was 10 years old.

"I didn’t want to get married. I am still young, and I wanted to finish my studies," she says.

Maha is one of thousands of girls forced into early marriage due to the extreme poverty and increasing fears of sexual violence among Syrian refugee communities. Data collected by UNICEF shows a quarter of all Syrian refugee marriages registered in Jordan now involve a girl under the age of 18.

"Since I got married I don’t feel anything," says Reem, 15. "I do feel sad when I see other girls from my neighbourhood going to school. Whenever I see a woman who has become a doctor or a lawyer or has finished her education I get upset."

Read more via Al Jazeera.

oxfamgb:

A sentiment we wholeheartedly agree with. Which is why we’re doing whatever it takes to get more children, especially girls, into school. We lobby governments, train teachers and even build schools in places like rural Pakistan, where only one third of girls has ever been to school.

We think Malala would approve.

united-nations:

Overall inequality in human development is decreasing worldwide, yet there are still over 2.2 billion people living in or near multidimensional poverty, says the new United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Human Development Report 2014.

Leading this year’s Human Development Index are Norway, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States.

Get details and find out where your country stands at: http://hdr.undp.org/ #HDR2014

Photo: UNDP Pakistan

united-nations:

Marking 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists, Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for their immediate release, while expressing his full support for the worldwide vigils that took place on Wednesday.

The UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, urged the international community to stand in solidarity with the kidnapped schoolgirls and “never to abandon them”, while “reminding people that we are in the midst of a global civil rights struggle”.

Read more here.