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BENEFITING: iEARN

ORGANIZER: iEARN

EVENT DATE: Jan 11, 2013

David Potter

THE STORY:

iEARN wrote -

For the past 25 years -- yes, 25 years! -- iEARN's teachers and students have been engaging in meaningful collaborative project work with peers around the world, with the goal of crossing boundaries and bettering the planet.  Since 1988, the iEARN community has grown to reach more than 45,000 educators and 2 million students in 135 countries. This incredible growth has been made possible through support from individuals like you.

This month, we’re excited to share a new opportunity to connect U.S. teachers and students directly with their peers across the Middle East and North Africa, and are writing to ask for your continued support to increase the impact of this program.

This fall, the U.S. Department of State awarded iEARN-USA a two-year grant program, Global Connections and Exchange 2.0, which will support teachers and students across the Middle East and North Africa to engage in cross-cultural projects with each other and with their U.S. peers. The program includes such countries as: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen. Through the program, classrooms will have a chance to engage directly with one another in creative, real-world problem-solving through more than 200 of iEARN’s teacher designed and facilitated projects, including social action projects like Finding Solutions to Hunger Project; collaborative science projects, like the Daffodil and Tulip Project; and through creative writing projects, like the Folk Tales Project. Our students’ future success requires the critical modern skills and knowledge that these projects provide.

Our grant from the U.S. State Department will provide professional development to up to 500 Middle East and North African educators. With your assistance, we aim to match this effort by supporting an additional 500 U.S. educators to join iEARN and engage with their colleagues across these 19 countries, and other countries throughout the iEARN network. To meet this goal, we are working to raise $50,000 by December 31st.  In these tumultuous times, we invite you to take action and be part of enabling 1,000 educators and 25,000 students to learn with each other, and to collaborate to make a meaningful contribution to the welfare of the planet and its people.

We’d love your help to enable as many U.S. classrooms as possible to participate in this exciting opportunity to engage in hands-on, people-to-people, global collaborative projects at a critical time in U.S.-Middle East relations.

Thank you for believing in iEARN’s mission and supporting the amazing educators and students who bring it to life. 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,200

MONEY RAISED
  • Patricia Kalinowski

    $100

  • Humphrey Tonkin

    $100

  • The Chen and Cox Family Fund

    $1,000

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,890 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

iEARN

Amount Raised

$14,250

 

29% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Jobson

Amount Raised

$5,275

Fundraiser Title

David Potter

Amount Raised

$1,200

Fundraiser Title

Dina Guirguis

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Diane Midness

Amount Raised

$665

Fundraiser Title

Curtis Young

Amount Raised

$500

Donor Comments

The Chen and Cox Family Fund

The Chen and Cox Family Fund

DONATION: $1,000

5 years ago

Humphrey Tonkin

Humphrey Tonkin

DONATION: $100

In honor of Ed Gragert 5 years ago

Patricia Kalinowski

Patricia Kalinowski

DONATION: $100

In memoriam of Marge Meggison 5 years ago