LatinaLista — What happens when you combine college students, a social networking site and philanthropy all together? You get a new site called Givology.org.
Givology.org is a site created by Wharton graduate students to empower everyday people by connecting them with students and communities that need educational support.
Givology partners with leading grassroots non-profit organizations, local communities, and schools to sponsor education grants and innovative community-based education projects. Through our website, you can support these initiatives and scholarships.
At the site, visitors browse through a list of real students who need financial help getting an education. From China to Ecuador, their stories are at Givology. Yet, the idea isn’t just to give money and say adios.
What truly distinguishes Givology is our philosophy of building lasting sponsor-student relationships and cross-cultural communication. Through our messaging and blogging system, you can send messages to a student, as well as receive updates on their progress. Our partners visit currently funded students and projects on a regular basis and will deliver your messages. Each quarter or semester (often times more frequent), student letters, progress updates, and academic documentation are all posted on Givology to allow you to track the impact that you have made in the lives of an individual or a community.
Another unique twist to this program is that they are encouraging that student chapters be formed at university campuses.
The organization is looking to expand into more communities around the world and are actively looking for partners and volunteers.
It is a site that is truly harnessing the strengths of the internet and capitalizing on the idea that we are of one planet, rather than different countries.