International Education Weekly No. 21 - Scholarship, Sex ed, 1%
This week More Than Me and seven other partners launched Partnership Schools for Liberia. Katie Meyler, founder and CEO of More Than Me wrote a Letter to Sarah about what catalyzed the initiative. It's heartbreaking and a must read. Unleesh is supporting training the staff operating the schools. It's an incredible use and we look forward to capturing the learning! I'm here in France eating lots of baguettes. The food is delicious and there is no question that everywhere I travel I get a new perspective. The quaint village in the Languedoc region where I am staying feels like it's from another time... with Wi-Fi. Have friends that might want this update? Send them here.
A new scholarship There are many ways to remember someone who made an impact in your life, but little means as much as doing something for your mom. Missy Gluckmann and Kyle Rausch decided to do just that and start a scholarship fund in their honor with our client Fund for Education abroad. It's exciting to see the entrepreneurial meet the memorial. Learn more at Melibee Global.
Make Life Easier
Social entrepreneurs and sex ed It's amazing what students take from their study abroad experiences. Ali Hoover, a 2011 ThinkImpact Scholar in South Africa has take her experience to Hanoi to tackle sex education. She writes, ThinkImpact "[Innovator] taught me to 'be a fly on the wall' and find solutions that are culturally relevant, self-sustaining, and that feature strong local engagement." Read her whole story at ThinkImpact.
The 1% rule This is an oldie but a goodie. If you work every day to make every thing 1% better, then over time you will see exponential improvements in your work and your life. This is the power of marginal gains, as told by James Clear. It worked for the British Cycling team. It can work for you.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference. Learn more here.