effect.org blog

The Road Less Taken

May 10, 2018

Eight years ago I was a college student hustling between running a nonprofit and studying to attend medical school. I faced a major dilemma when I eventually had to decide between applying for medical school or continuing to run Effect.org. Both would meet my goal to give back and help those who needed it the most. I knew this decision […]

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Creating Opportunities for Education through Travel 

May 8, 2018

by Sandy Singh At Effect.org, we constantly struggle to show the relationship between our schools and expeditions. However, it’s simple…expeditions allow us to keep our schools running. We started expeditions in 2015 in order to showcase the work we do on the ground to some of our supporters. Although the expeditions were started by our volunteers, its spun off into a beast […]

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Success with corporate expeditions leads to new opportunity

April 12, 2018

We are not only engaged in expeditions to raise funds in support of our schools and related programs but through our expeditions you have become friends and ambassadors for the effect.org mission. Personally, after a career in travel technology, Effect Expeditions are the perfect link for my passion for youth education and travel. You are all engaged because of your […]

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Documentary Stolen Innocence Film Premiere

September 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Gretta Whalen (323) 383-5272 grettawhalen@gmail.com   Anoushka Shankar Joins Documentary Premiere on Child Sex Trafficking at Raindance Film Festival Sitar Player and Composer Narrates Film Telling Untold Stories of Sex Slavery in India LONDON, Sept. 14, 2017 — Anoushka Shankar—Grammy-award nominated musician, daughter of sitar legend Ravi Shankar and outspoken sexual abuse survivor—will join filmmakers Chris […]

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August Campaign: Open Doors to Education

August 1, 2017

For many children August is a time to purchase new clothes, backpacks, pencils and other school supplies to prepare to return back to school. Not all children are lucky enough to go to school. In fact, in places like India there are over 17.7 million children who are not attending school. At Effect.org, we are determined to change this. This […]

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INTERVIEW: Effect Schools Baseline Test

July 25, 2017

Effect.org regularly conducts “baseline tests” to assess how well our students are progressing. It is important for us to get a temperature check of how students are interfacing with the curriculum. We asked Sonia Agarwal, our Chief Academic Officer, to break down what the tests are and how the results are unfolding. Check out this short interview. Effect.org: Can you […]

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