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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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REFUGEE CRISIS: Scalability Measured in Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

May 2, 2017

GUEST BLOG: Gaurav Mishra, Google   Working in the tech industry, I have internalized the concept of scalability. Every line of code I write should be able to solve a problem for billions of people. My addiction with scalability often makes me forget the value of doing unscalable things – such as the stand-alone good deeds or acts that directly […]

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Growing Access to Education in New Delhi, India

April 13, 2017

Access to quality education is a serious need in India — at least 17.7 million children in India are don’t attend school. We know that education is everything, and that’s why we are working hard to open more schools so that access to quality education is possible. This month our schools in India opened doors and welcomed in new students. We […]

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The (Solar) Power of Effect Expedition Volunteers

March 13, 2017

When we invite volunteers to join us on an Effect.org Expedition, we are always looking for the most innovative leaders to join us. We are constantly inspired by the passion and commitment volunteers bring to Effect Expeditions. Here is just one of many stories about the power of our volunteers. During last year’s ‘Fighting Human Trafficking’ Hackathon in Nepal,  our […]

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Building Schools, Building Community

January 30, 2017

A family is often considered the most important foundation for a child. A family is where a child learns their material and ethical values. The learned values from a child’s home undoubtedly influence their perspectives of the world. In other words, the family is the child’s first educational opportunity. That’s why it is unsurprising to hear that studies have shown […]

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