GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

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GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club
Photo: Christel House International
Photo: Christel House International

Dear Project of the Month Club Member, 

The economic and educational effects of apartheid still impact millions of South African youth. Only one in 20 black students in the country obtains a university degree.

Christel House International’s project, Educate A Poor South African Child, supports students with a holistic approach that starts with K-12 academic curriculum. The organization also offers character development programming designed to instill independence, integrity, social responsibility, and leadership qualities in students. Their students receive breakfast and lunch, and are provided with uniforms and resource materials like textbooks and other school supplies. 

For five years after high school graduation, the Christel House College & Careers program provides financial, academic, and career-oriented assistance as students transition to college, apprenticeships, and work. Today, Christel House International serves more than 1,090 students in South Africa.

“To our GlobalGiving Club friends, we thank you for your support of children experiencing poverty in South Africa,” Barbara S. Bosch, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Development at Christel House International, shared. “100% of donations support programs and services for students.”

“Your gift is changing life outcomes,” Barbara added. To learn more about how Christel House is supporting students in South Africa, read their most recent report.

Thank you for your commitment to a better world! 

With gratitude, 

Victoria Vrana

GlobalGiving CEO

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Photo: Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina
Photo: Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina

Dear Project of the Month Club Member, 

In 2021, 11.5% of Argentina’s population was over the age of 65. About 70% of those individuals receive care from family members, according to the National Survey on the Quality of Life of Older People. But San José is home to many elderly people without family or access to necessary daily care. 

Our January Project of the Month, Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina’s project Help 33 Elderly People Not Lose Their Home, serves the San José Home residents and their care team of doctors, psychologists, social workers, and others. The home has honored the tradition of respecting and caring for older adults for more than 80 years. It has played an important role in protecting the rights of elderly people with fewer economic resources who experience abandonment, loneliness, and face an increased risk to their health and well-being. 

“We are thrilled to have been selected by GlobalGiving to carry out the project to save Hogar San José,” shared Sabrina Kogan, Coordinator for Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina’s International Relations. “Thanks to GlobalGiving and everyone who is part of this great network, 50 elderly people, most of them elderly women, will not have to leave their home. Thank you very much!” 

Amid the economic cirsis in Argentina and the ongoing consequences of the pandemic, Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina will use the funds to keep San José Home operating. 

“Once the urgently needed structural repairs have been made,” Sabrina explained, “the home will be able to continue providing its services to the elderly who already live there, in addition to opening its doors to more vulnerable elderly people in need.” 

Read more about how Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina is caring for people who are elderly in the community in their most recent report.

Thank you for your commitment to a better world! 

With gratitude, 

The GlobalGiving Team

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Photo: LIBERTY TO LEARN BERHAD
Photo: LIBERTY TO LEARN BERHAD

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

The opportunity to pursue higher education is extremely limited for refugee youth living in Malaysia. Less than 0.1% of young people who are refugees in the country are enrolled in universities.

LIBERTY TO LEARN BERHAD’s project Send a Refugee Youth in Malaysia to a University is committed to providing scholarships to student hopefuls who demonstrate financial need, excellent past academic performance, and community impact. These scholars are also given access to volunteer programs, mentorship, mental health support, internship placements, and extracurricular activities to increase their community involvement and personal development.

Programs Director Abdulmajid Chahrour was happy to learn that Send a Refugee Youth in Malaysia to a University was chosen as the December Project of the Month. 

“This is a testament to how the power of a community can uplift projects around the world—in our case, collective efforts to send more refugee learners to higher education institutions. We are very thankful for your support,” he shared.

The funds will be used to help provide 15 full scholarships to refugee learners in 2023. Abdulmajid said the funds will also allow the organization to provide additional support to the scholars in the form of mentorship, career counseling, and community project opportunities.

Learn more about LIBERTY TO LEARN BERHAD's scholars and read about their first class of graduates in their most recent report!

Thank you for your continued support in uplifting projects around the world. 

With gratitude,
Donna Callejon
GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Photo: I AM A GIRL NGO
Photo: I AM A GIRL NGO

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

In Barbados, 70% of children are living in poverty, according to UNICEF. That often leads to girls being expected to provide for their families at a young age, which exposes them to sexual exploitation, neglect, and in some cases, abandonment or homelessness.

Our November Project of the Month, I AM A GIRL NGO, provides emergency intervention and housing for girls who may have run away from home or are homeless for other reasons. Their project Fund Emergency Housing for Girls in Barbados is working to provide a safe space for girls and support their transition to more permanent housing. The project also offers mentorship and a meal program, among other services.

When Director Alian Ollivierre-Skeete learned that I AM A GIRL NGO had been selected as the November Project of the Month, Alian shared that the funds will help to provide counseling for girls in their program, which is essential for maintaining and uplifting their mental wellness.

“This blessing of additional funds and ongoing support throughout the next year is definitely welcomed and appreciated beyond the words we can use to express,” Alian said.

To learn more about how I AM A GIRL NGO is providing emergency and long-term support for girls in Barbados, check out their most recent report

Thank you for your continued generosity and compassion!

With gratitude,
Donna Callejon
GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Photo: Voluntary Service of Armenia
Photo: Voluntary Service of Armenia

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

During the 2020 war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, tens of thousands of Armenians were displaced. About 40,000 refugees, including women, children, and the elderly, lost their homes as a result of bombings. And thousands of soldiers—mostly young people—were injured in the conflict. 

Our October Project of the Month, Voluntary Service of Armenia - Republican Headquarters of Student Brigades, provides refugees with essential services and supports soldiers wounded in the conflict as they receive treatment in rehabilitation centers. Their project Help wounded soldiers and refugees (Karabakh war) connects professional psychologists and volunteers who provide specialized support to wounded soldiers and refugees. The project aims to help these individuals overcome stress, adapt, and socialize so they can return to a more normal life.

To learn more about how Voluntary Service of Armenia is aiding recovery and rehabilitation after conflict, check out their most recent report. 

Thank you for your continued generosity and compassion!

With gratitude,
Donna Callejon
GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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