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Project Banig Zamboanga: Alternative Education for Underprivileged Filipino Children

April 22, 2013


A woven mat (banig in Tagalog) has never been as powerful an object until a group of storytellers in the small, southern Philippine city of Zamboanga decided to use it as a tool for children and storytellers to come together and explore worlds through creativity and learning. Project Banig Zamboanga (PBZ) is a group of young adults […]


April 5, 2013


Do you know about the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals? Have you ever heard anyone you know talk about them? I had no idea that they existed before I decided to play a more active role in helping improve our world. In 2000, world leaders joined the U.N. Millennium Summit at the U.N. headquarters in […]

Short Films With Powerful Messages

February 3, 2013


Click here to watch a few really short films via Global Citizen that have powerful messages about different areas we can focus on to end poverty, and how we all can come together as citizens of the world to do so. Make sure to watch all of the films (they play one after the other). These are […]

Educate Girls

September 19, 2012


As a woman, I was very interested to participate in a Twitter Q&A (#HTSchat) with @RoomtoRead and @Intelinvolved, set-up by @Half, about girls’ education. I know that in general, there is a need for more global emphasis on the importance of education. There is definitely a lack of resources, especially in towns that don’t have access to any […]

When I Learned to Read – A Poem

September 14, 2012


I met mermaids, dragons, hobbits, and knights. I became a princess, a hunter, a vampire, a mad hatter. I saw kingdoms, forests, wonderland, and new worlds. I fought a big bad wolf and a witch with a gingerbread house. When I learned to read, I looked forward to everything I could achieve. When I learned […]

International Literacy Day – 09/08/12

September 7, 2012


How about donating some of your books to your local library, a school, or an orphanage to celebrate and support International Literacy Day? Or spend time reading with your kids? You can also start a Little Free Library in your neighborhood, wherever you are! You can either order or build your Little Free Library and fill […]

Spotlight: Pencils of Promise

August 30, 2012


By following @GLBLCTZN and @UNICEFUSA on Twitter, I discovered an organization I haven’t heard of before: Pencils of Promise. It’s an organization that promotes children’s rights to education by building schools in places all over the world that need them the most. The materials are locally (recipient) purchased, and local residents help out by donating […]

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