New Thinking With Existing Resources
Eric Stowe, director and founder of Splash, is truly impacting the world for the better. In working towards clean, safe drinking water, Stowe shares his effective method on the way to revolutionizing the steps taken towards clean drinking water where it is needed most.
It takes innovative thinking, like Eric Stowe’s, to make a difference.
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Charity Spotlight: Education
Building Classrooms. Relationships. Futures.
Brendan Callahan, first went on a relief trip to Tanzania in the summer of 2007 when he witnessed the lack of educational infrastructure in the country firsthand. He was inspired by the children’s enthusiasm for learning, despite the distressed state and lack of schools.
Noticing the need across the country and limited help available, Brendan and co-founder, Alyssa Snow (Callahan), formed Achieve in Africa as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in September of 2008 to help improve education in rural areas of Africa that are most in need.
Education can alleviate poverty, hunger, and the AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Improve education in rural Africa to provide children with the opportunity to reach their full potential, lead better lives, and inspire future generations.
At 30%, Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest primary and secondary school enrollment rate in the world.
One-third of all school-aged children not enrolled in school live in Africa.
Half of African women over age 25, and 40% of Africans over age 15 are illiterate.
Half of the African population lives on less than US $1 a day.
Globally, Sub-Saharan Africa is only region in the last 25 years where poverty has increased.
32 of the 38 heavily indebted countries in the world are in Africa.
HIV / AIDS
About 5,500 Africans die each day from AIDS.
Two-thirds of people newly infected with HIV across the globe and three-quarters of all HIV-related deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa.
28 million Africans are HIV-positive, which is close to the population of Canada.
Want to know more about how Achieve In Africa is tackling these issues? Find out here!
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Be Grateful & Make a Difference.
It’s not about what I SEE for our future, or humanity; It’s about what I DO for our future and humanity.
Charity Spotlight: Education
Founder James Rosenberg was a mergers and acquisitions attorney when he was mentoring a student at a school for pre-Kindergarten aged physically and mentally delayed children. James was astounded by the lack of resources in the classroom, especially in contrast to the wealth in corporate America that he witnessed in his professional life.
Inspired to “do something,” and with the assistance of law school friend Max Holtzman, James started Adopt-A-Classroom to provide members of the community with an easy way to help teachers. James left his law job in 1998 and has devoted his full time to the mission ever since.
We connect donors with teachers to be classroom champions
Teachers, our education system’s most integral component, suffer from inadequate resources in the classroom, which, in turn, hampers their ability to meet student’s needs. To compensate, teachers use up to $1,000 of their own money every school year - totally $1.3 billion annually - purchasing materials for their classrooms. This lack of funding support undermines teacher morale, and ultimately student success.
AdoptAClassroom.org empowers teachers with the funds they need to purchase hands-on learning resources so they can transform their classrooms into vibrant centers for learning - without the out-of-pocket expense.
Find out more about this incredible charity here!
We rise by lifting others.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
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