News & Blog

Sinlaku Disaster Relief

August 12th, 2020 | Posted By: dwgadmin | Posted in GATE, News

After months of drought, in early August Tropical Storm Sinlaku caused widespread flooding in Northern Thailand, which has affected students in the GATE Program. Strong winds and heavy rain left more than 2,000 families homeless, and landslides and flash floods damaged many roads and made the area inaccessible. Once the waters receded, students and their teachers returned to school to begin cleaning up and recovering… Read More

Back to School

July 10th, 2020 | Posted By: Kari Fillmore | Posted in GATE, News

After nearly four months off due to Covid-19, GATE students returned to school on July 1st. This semester, schools were closed longer than usual because of Covid-19. Children spent time studying online, and teachers from the schools also brought worksheets for children to do at home. Families suffered because students do not have computers and had to do schoolwork on phones, which required families to… Read More

Covid-19 Impact

April 20th, 2020 | Posted By: Kari Fillmore | Posted in GATE, News

Covid-19 has disrupted the lives of thousands around the globe. Gan visited our GATE students in April to find out how their families had been impacted. The girls in our GATE program have been on our minds a lot lately, along with our facilitator in Thailand. Gan is a devoted nurse who tirelessly volunteers her time to help identify students in need, and visits them… Read More

The Humble Hearts Fruit Program

March 3rd, 2020 | Posted By: Megan Reddy | Posted in Humble Hearts, News

An apple a day is…a luxury item? For many of us, it’s a staple of our day-to-day diet. In Kenya, a piece of fruit is a luxury item. For many poor families, the average cost of $0.25 for a piece of fruit is a considerable sum. As a result, most children living in poverty are unlikely to have even one piece of fruit… Read More