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Global Impact builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people. Serving both private sector and nonprofit organizations, we provide integrated advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; as well as fiscal agency and technology services.
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization works towards bettering the world by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with nearly 100 private sector and over 300 public sector entities to generate funding for an alliance of more than 100 international charities, including CARE, Doctors Without Borders, Heifer International, Save the Children, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and World Vision. Through these partnerships, Global Impact meets real needs with real results by supporting programs focused on clean water, disaster relief and resiliency, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, global health and child survival, human trafficking, hunger, malaria, and women and girls.
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Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Education is the road that children follow to reach their full potential in life.
Yet many children in need around the world do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop. To advance learning, Save the Children works to ensure that every child receives a good quality education and gains the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the 21st century.
Save the Children supports programs that are proven to promote learning in school and in the community. And they work to influence global and national policy to improve children’s access to quality education, from pre-school care through to adulthood. They deliver education programs to reach children who are missing out on school. They also develop Literacy Boost programs to support basic reading skills among young children.
In addition, Save the Children works to train teachers to engage their students through more effective teaching practices, coach parents and caregivers to help their children learn early on, so they are prepared to enter school, offer ways for parents and community volunteers to get kids reading and doing math outside of school hours, and introduce children to the power of artistic expression — drawing, painting, music, drama, dance and more — to help them heal, learn and do better in school.
In 2012, Save the Children's education programs reached 9 million children, thanks to the many families, teachers, government officials and community volunteers who help inspire these little learners.
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UNCEF’s mission is a better world for children everywhere.
Imagine a world in which every girl and boy has an opportunity to receive a quality education. All children would be nurtured from birth and given the skills necessary to take their place in the global community. Imagine a world where being born female doesn’t condemn a child to a life of danger and missed opportunities.
UNICEF works to make that world a reality. The organization is committed to ensuring that all children—regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background or circumstances—realize their right to a quality education. To that end, UNICEF supports innovative programs and initiatives that focus on the world’s most excluded and vulnerable children, including girls, the disabled, ethnic minorities, the rural and urban poor, victims of conflict and natural disasters, and children affected by HIV and AIDS.
UNICEF helps governments, communities and parents gain the capacities and skills they need to fulfill their obligations for children. These obligations include ensuring the right of all children to free, compulsory quality education, even during a humanitarian crisis, in the recovery period after a crisis, or in fragile or unstable situations. UNICEF focuses on gender equality and works towards eliminating disparities of all kinds.
Working with a broad range of local, national and international partners, UNICEF aims to realize the educational and gender-equality goals established in the Millennium Declaration and the Declaration on Education for All, and to bring about essential structural changes that are necessary to achieve social justice and equality for all. The organization’s priorities are informed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and a number of other internationally agreed commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Education for All and World Fit for Children goals and targets. We are guided by the UNICEF Global Education Strategy and UNICEF's 2006 – 2013 Medium-Term Strategic Plan, which places special emphasis on basic education and gender equality.
UNICEF is committed to taking action where it is needed most, and their priorities reflect this core value.
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Global Impact currently does not have a rating with Charity Navigator. However, until May 2015 we maintained a three-star rating with this organization. The reason for the change is not due to poor performance, but rather is due to the fact that Global Impact recently changed our operating model, which changed how our financial statements are structured.
Since Charity Navigator’s methodology compares current financials to previous financials, and the comparative financial information has changed based on the new model, they cannot appropriately rate us at this time. We understand that we will regain our rating within two years when our new financial statements can be compared to a previous year.
Global Impact’s financial performance, transparency and credibility as strong as ever. Please see our BBB and other ratings for assessments of our performance.
Education is the great equalizer.
An extra year of primary or secondary school can increase a child’s future earning potential by as much as 25 percent. Access to safe schools, trained teachers, textbooks, supplies and tuition fees can help to break the brutal cycle of poverty.
Yet, today, 57 million primary school-aged children are not in school, and more than half of those uneducated children are girls. Without intervention, millions of students will not make it past the fifth grade or have the opportunity to attend school at all.
Around the world, if all students in low-income countries acquire basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.
Fifty-three percent of the world’s out-of-school children are girls and 2/3 of the illiterate people in the world
In the Sub-Saharan, 11.07 million children leave school before completing their primary education.
Children who are born to educated mothers are less likely to be stunted or malnourished.
The Global Impact Education Fund brings together four of the most respected, best-in-the-business international organizations focused on increasing education around
Through this fund, you will join with millions of people to change the world by helping to provide access to quality education, training for teachers, school construction and repairs, textbooks, uniforms, supplies, and computer and technology programs to students around the world.
Your contributions go directly to supporting real and meaningful work to improve education in the
WHERE WE WORK AND WHAT WE DO
Children International, a Global Impact charity partner, is launching its first container library in Nairobi, Kenya, this week. The 40-foot container can house thousands of books and will give children in Nairobi the opportunity to increase their knowledge through reading. The new container library is only one part of Children International's larger Community Literacy Program.
Container libraries are compact libraries that have been converted from secondhand 40-foot containers. These large, steel shipping containers, usually used to transport items via ship, rail or truck, are fitted with shelving, storage cupboards and other library furniture and equipment. The 40-foot containers provide affordable, safe and versatile shelter for several projects, such as a library, and can be relocated fairly easily if necessary.
Children International's new container library in Nairobi will serve hundreds of students from local schools. Teachers can bring their students to the library to read and borrow books. Additionally, the students will be able to visit the library in their free time and will be allowed to take books home over the weekends. Teachers from nearby schools and local youth will volunteer to work in the libraries.
According to UNICEF statistics, in Kenya, only 52 percent of boys and 48 percent of girls enroll in secondary school, and only 87 percent of adults are literate. Through the Community Literacy Program, Children International promotes the love of reading, a culture of literacy and the acquisition of knowledge among children, youth and adults by providing quality textbooks, children's books and reference materials for classrooms and libraries. Children International is able to do this through their strong partnerships with communities and other organizations, both locally and nationally. Children International operates its Community Literacy Program in 18 countries worldwide and has operated the program in Kenya since 2009.
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Programs of Compassion International, a Global Impact charity partner, can include vocational or even university training to help ensure greater opportunity to break free and live free of the limitations of severe poverty.
Maria Choque is a graduate of Compassion’s Finishing Well (then called the Leadership Development Program) in Bolivia. Maria graduated in 2010 and is now in her third year of pediatric residency at German Urquidi Hospital in Cochabamba.
She has a strong interest in helping teenagers, a group she feels is often overlooked in Bolivia. “I have realized that teens are very strong — they are the strength of our country. If we lead teenagers, we can build … our country,” she explains.
Maria remembers how challenging and formative her own teen years were. She credits her Compassion sponsor, and the caring staff at her Compassion center, for the educational assistance and personal encouragement she received during those crucial years.
Maria plans to obtain an additional specialization in ephebiatrics, a branch of medicine which deals especially with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems particular to youth. She then hopes to return to her hometown of Oruro to start a foundation specifically to help teenagers. “Not a clinic,” she clarifies, “but a foundation where I can tend to teenagers in different areas — health, spiritual, emotional, and recreational.”
It’s safe to say, that the same determination that has brought Maria this far will empower her to “pay it forward” through these future goals as well!
All content courtesy of Compassion International.
One look at six-year-old Negassa Bekana and it's obvious that he is an active and curious learner. In the early childhood development classroom supported by Global Impact charity partner Save the Children, Jemjem Community-based School in Jemjem, Ethiopia, Negassa chats away with his classmates and gets to work on solving colorful hand-painted wooden puzzles featuring common household animals like roosters, hens and baby chicks.
Negassa's mom, Abeblech, agrees saying, "Negassa is an extrovert and is very inquisitive. He asks his older brothers many, many questions, often causing them to laugh as they try to answer him." Like many young boys his age, Negassa is incredibly energetic. He also is quite a character, with a quick grin and opinions of his own. His mother says that "he loves playing with neighborhood children and often tells them that they should play like him."
When asked about his favorite school activities, Negassa says "I like school. And my favorite thing to do [at school] is counting." And Negassa is a great counter. He quickly counts to 100 in Oromo, the local language he speaks at home and school.
There's no shortage of things for Negassa to count around his family's home, including nine chickens, four goats, three cattle and two dogs.
Even for charismatic kids like Negassa, early childhood development programs help children learn outside of the classroom and parents are encouraged to help their children practice basic skills and stay healthy at home.
Negassa's mom, Abeblech explains, "every Friday, Negassa reminds me that he needs to have his clothes washed before he goes back to school on Monday." And Negassa doesn't stop there, he also spreads the word to kids in the neighborhood, reminding them to arrive at school in clean clothes and having bathed.
Abeblech also received an alphabet chart from Save the Children that she regularly reviews with Negassa at home. "In the 10 months since he has been enrolled in the early childhood development program, Negassa now recognizes his letters," she says.
Parents like Abeblech are doing their part to help parents in the rural farming community of Jemjem, many who are illiterate or have received little education, ensure their children are learning. About six months ago, Abeblech was elected by her community to represent them on the School Management Committee, and has embraced her role in mobilizing local parents to send their children to school and take an active role in their education.
Not to be left out, Negassa is doing his part too. Although he usually walks the 30 minutes home from school, today the journey home is a special one as he rides in a Save the Children jeep, which bumps over fields and cattle paths. His face can barely contain his smile as he experiences his very first ride in a car. Almost as soon as he arrives at his family's home, he is off like a gold-medal sprinter to tell his friends about his adventure home and to show them the jeep that is parked on the opposite side of the dry riverbed.
Negassa's news spreads quickly, and soon a crowd of curious children stands next to the jeep. Here's hoping that Negassa's love of learning is just as infectious as he grows up!
All content courtesy of Save the Children.
Imagine a school with just two toilets for 1,400 students, who wait in long queues to use them.
Once the children enter, they squat over latrines swarming with flies and riddled with mosquito eggs. The stench permeates an area with a radius of 30 meters.
Imagine you are an adolescent girl who wakes up one morning to discover that she has had her first period—and then has to navigate this restroom. You might find yourself missing a lot of lessons.
Tackling poor school attendance in Tangri Bazar
Tangri Bazar is a rural village in northern Bangladesh. At Shahid Shudorshon high school, for Grades 6 through 10, there was an alarming decline in school attendance among girls, and an eventual dropout of 48 percent of the school’s female population over a seven-year period. By 2011, half the school’s students had dropped out.
Today, however, things have changed. The school sees robust attendance, and 66 percent of the student body is girls.
In part, the restroom situation had created an unfriendly environment for these young girls as they grew older and had different needs. And menstruation-related sanitation and hygiene information was not taught in the home, or addressed by the school. According to teacher Deepti Rani Devi, “Students would begin to shy away from classes for up to a week when they got their period, because they just could not bear to have to stand in hour-long lines in unhygienic conditions.”
In order to address poor sanitation and hygiene, as well as the poor attendance and high rate of dropping out among girls, the school’s governing body, alongside local government officials, partnered with UNICEF, a Global Impact charity partner, on a package of services focused on engaging with school authorities about proper methods of sanitation and hand-washing. They raised funds to build 18 toilets in the school compound, as well as hand-washing facilities.
Support for young girls, through women
“I went up to Krishna didi and began crying because I thought I was dying,” says Sharmin, 13, recalling when she got her first period at Shahid Shudorshon school. “I planned to stop coming to school, but learning about how normal the phenomenon is was helpful for me.”
Krishna didi is Krishna Malakar, a volunteer from the community with whom Shahid Shudorshon engages to provide a continuum of services to young girls, including counseling. In the meantime, Ms. Devi addresses matters of hygiene and sanitation in the classroom.
Ms. Malakar opens her medicine box to display how she ensures that children are well taken care of. She has bandages, light painkillers, antiseptic cream and – since she underwent training as part of the program—sanitary napkins.
Girl students use the new toilet facilities at Shahid Shudorshon. One student says, “Before the toilet facilities were built, I wanted to drop out of school...[T]oday, I want to become a doctor, and I want to bring these messages back to our community."
“Bodily cleansing is important,” says Ms. Malakar. “Additionally, sometimes girls are embarrassed to talk about these matters with their teachers, so it’s helpful for them to have me.”
Ms. Devi adds, “From when we are young, we are told to avoid discussing menstruation, and instinctively, we stop doing so. But, it is important that children know what they are about to face when they are growing up.”
Sharmin agrees. “The idea of receiving education or knowing how important it is for girls to remain clean and hygienic during their periods is something many do not even know about, and it is important that we address this,” she says.
Today, students like Sharmin can attend school, Ms. Devi says, because “[W]hilst addressing the issue of poor hygiene through providing better toilets, we are also providing the accompanying education to empower our students to take control of their future.”
Educating educators, educating the community
Headmaster Mohammed Wahidur Rahman, himself an alumnus, says the school continues to take into account issues of students and teachers, and students are now taught hygiene and sanitation practices. And, since May 2011, Mr. Rahman and five other key staff, along with Ms. Malakar, have been undergoing training on the subject.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer at UNICEF Kamrul Alam has been working in the area for over a year. “There is a lot of leakage in knowledge and information amongst educators, themselves, and, without addressing this core shortcoming, any efforts to address sanitation holistically becomes a futile effort.”
Mohammed Ziaul Islam and other community health practitioners have been conducting training, disseminating materials and books on child hygiene and working with school officials to address issues of sanitation, as well as more sensitive subjects, such as menstruation.
“Even three years ago, at the beginning of the project, we would walk around the streets of Rajnagor and see open defecation,” he says. “And at least 15 to 20 people died of diarrhea each year in our upazila [sub-district] because the concept of hand-washing was so foreign—let alone looking at menstruation as a cause of female dropouts.
“Today,” he adds, “only one mortality has occurred since we have begun to educate students.”
Students at Shahid Shudorshon are encouraged to form groups that bring messages of hand-washing, sanitation and puberty back to their community. As a matter of fact, when messages passed from student to parent in Rajnagor, the community banded together to combat poor hygiene. Community leaders raised funds to build seven hand-washing facilities at the school over a two-year period.
Government officials, in cooperation with schools, have been working on improving toilet facilities in three upazilas around the Maulvibazar district of Rajnagor.
As one student leader, Sabina Yasmin, says, “Before the toilet facilities were built, I wanted to drop out of school, as well. But, today, I want to become a doctor, and I want to bring these messages back to our community. A village is, after all, the heart of what our country is.”
All content courtesy of UNICEF USA.
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