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Jul 29, 2016

YOU are helping educate children in Nepal!

Photo by Educate The Children
Photo by Educate The Children

In the past 15 months, your donations to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund and funds raised through our matching campaign have reached nonprofits that are giving out sanitary pads, rebuilding homes, providing health care, trauma training, and more. Today, we want to share how your generosity has provided relief through education, ensuring that Nepal’s future generation of leaders are able to go to school, learn, and grow.

Educate The Children has been partnering with Nepal schools since 2014. When all of the 30 schools they worked with were destroyed, they were there to help them rebuild. Since the earthquake, they‘ve built temporary learning centers and brought students back to school. They are determined to give their constant support.

GlobalGiving supporters like you are helping Educate The Children achieve their mission to repair, rebuild and re-supply Nepal Schools. Your donations enabled them to support all 30 schools and begin the rebuilding process. They recently completed their first school structure and more is to come!

“We know that an improved school benefits its entire community, and given our extensive organizational expertise in this area, it really makes sense all around for us to put a lot of emphasis on schools in terms of our ongoing quake rebuilding efforts,” says Lisa Lyons, ETC Project Leader.

Educate The Children is not alone in this goal.

International Disaster Volunteers is also committed to ensuring a strong future for the communities and students. On June 15th 2016, they announced that they will be breaking ground on five permanent classrooms. This progress is a result of your kindness! More importantly, your donations will have a long term impact.     

“To tackle these underlying issues at their root, children need to be in school and receiving a quality education. Otherwise, communities will remain incredibly vulnerable to future catastrophes when they inevitably strike again, and the Nepali people will remain trapped in a cycle of poverty,” says Andy Chaggar, IDV Chief Executive.

Your support over the past year and three months has not just impacted those working in education. You have done so much more! We are so proud to be partners with all the nonprofits participating in the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, and look forward to seeing what your donations allow them to do next!

As always, thank you for your continued support and generosity!

Photo by International Disaster Volunteers
Photo by International Disaster Volunteers
Jun 30, 2016

Evidence of Donations' Impact in Flood Relief

Photo Courtesy of IDV
Photo Courtesy of IDV

It’s been 8 months since the devastating floods that hit the Philippines in October 2015, and the community’s efforts to rebuild and move forward continue on. Typhoon Koppu, known locally as Typhoon Lando, left millions without electricity and forced nearly half a million people out of their homes. 1.08 meters of water drenched the region in only twenty four hours. But, the Filipino people are no strangers to floods.

The 2015 floods were not an isolated event, but rather an ongoing disaster the region constantly faces. Two of GlobalGiving’s partners, De La Salle University and International Disaster Volunteers(IDV), remain committed to providing relief and support for the local communities affected by flooding.

Since our last report, De La Salle University has joined with other local universities and schools from the ASEAN region to educate themselves on how to prevent future disasters. DLSU, with their partners, leads discussions on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management education and activities. These discussions focus on local and remote examples to help participants fully understand their project. Their project, Philippines Recovery Efforts Led by Local Experts, is almost to their funding goal, having already reached the 80% mark for their goal.

International Disaster Volunteers has also made a lot of progress in their efforts in the last few months. Their project, Help Filipino Communities Prepare for Disaster, had a setback in February when their funds ran out to complete the Banaba Livelihood and Evacuation Center outside Manila. But in April, IDV was fortunate to receive enough donations to complete the construction! As they report, “the evacuation center is now fully watertight at last! This is an amazing milestone for everyone involved, and one that we’re particularly delighted with.”

Even though IDV’s Evacuation Center may be watertight, and De La Salle University is making strides in preparing for future disasters, there is still work to be done. Typhoon Koppu is just one event in the ongoing problem in the Philippines. They can’t minimize the damage to the community or increase the responsiveness of their emergency services without your help! To give again to organizations like these, please check out GlobalGiving’s Philippine Flood Relief Fund.

Photo Courtesy of De La Salle University
Photo Courtesy of De La Salle University
Photo Courtesy of De La Salle University
Photo Courtesy of De La Salle University
Photo Courtesy of IDV
Photo Courtesy of IDV
Jun 30, 2016

Project of the Month Update: July 2016

Aumazo, Inc.
Aumazo, Inc.

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Now that June has come and gone, we’re officially halfway through the year, and very excited that summer is in full swing in D.C.! We welcomed our newest class of GlobalGiving Fellows and said goodbye to our previous class. And of course, we’ve got a brand-new earth-changing project to share with you this month!

Last month, 267 of you gave a total of $8,755 to support the Rock-Paper-Scissors Children’s Fund’s Community Music Program for Poor Vietnamese Youth project, where your donation is helping to purchase violins for an additional 20 students and provide them with weekly lessons for one year! 

This month your donations are supporting Aumazo Inc.'s Help 200+ rural girls in Cameroon stay in school which provides underprivileged girls with a school environment that fosters educational growth, and helps girls become successful adults.

Jacqueline Audige, the Founder of Aumazo Inc., was more than a little surprised when she read our email informing her about Aumazo’s selection. Here's her response:

“This is absolutely amazing! I was speechless this evening and could not believe my eyes when I read this on my iPhone. I shared the news right away with my daughter who was standing next to me in the kitchen. I wanted confirmation that what I was reading is true. She checked the email and said, ‘Mom, it's not a joke. They won't write something like this just to tease you. It is real mom! Your hard work is paying off.’

“Thank you for holding Aumazo, Inc. in high esteem by selecting our Help 200+ rural girls in Cameroon stay in school project as GlobalGiving's Project of the Month. I am very grateful to this great acknowledgement of our work and for the support of the Club members.”

When we asked Jacqueline what $8,700 could do for Aumazo Inc., she knew exactly how your donations would be put to use:

“The financial support is coming handy and the timing is just perfect. The $8,700 will allow Aumazo to provide the Tutoring Program and help girls in grade 7 & 8 in Bankondji village during the new school year 2016-2017 develop the ability to comprehend texts in reading comprehension, math and other subjects, and pass the complex high school entrance exam required to enroll in Cameroonian high schools.

“Many 7th and 8th graders in rural communities in Cameroon cannot understand grade-level texts in reading comprehension, math and other subjects. Aumazo plans to tutor girls up to grade-level. Local teachers trained by an expert educator from the U.S. will provide expertise, experience, encouragement and assist girls in problem-solving and help them improve their skills.

“The Tutoring Program will give 80 girls a unique educational reinforcement opportunity. These girls will stay engaged and achieve success rapidly. Hence, we anticipate at least 80% success rate in the exam as opposed to the current 17 percent.

“We will keep you posted on the difference and the positive impact your gift has made in the lives of these girls in the village of Bankondji during the school year 2016-2017.”

What an incredible gift, giving 80 girls the chance to pass their entrance exams into high school and become future leaders! Thank you so much for your generosity. We cannot wait to share the positive change your donation will create next month!

Warmly,
Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

Rock-Paper-Scissors Children
Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund
 
   

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