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iEARN - International Education and Resource Network - USA

Overview

iEARN-USA provides technology tools to students and training to teachers worldwide to enable them to engage in collaborative dialogue and action on issues facing the planet. With 20 years of experience, iEARN daily enables 2 million young people in 125 countries to work and learn together in collaborative online projects. Students gain valuable technology skills, but also learn how to access information, work together and gain a respect for other cultures.

Mission

To enable young people worldwide, working in collaboration and dialogue, to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people.

Program

The VISION of iEARN-USA is that people engage in respectful dialogue and collaborative action to meet challenges of our world.

Eradicating Malaria: Students use technology to study causes, impact and prevention of water and mosquito-borne diseases. Through connective technologies, students educate each other worldwide, and create an international effort to stamp out one of the worst preventable diseases.

School-based telecenters in Costa Rica: Working with returned Peace Corps volunteers, iEARN is creating community telecenters in schools in rural areas to enable parents and young people out of school to gain technology and literacy skills needed for jobs in the globalized world.

Drinking Water: Students are working with community groups in rural Pakistan to dig wells and install renewable energy-driven pumps for communities without clean drinking water. Sharing their work online with others, iEARN students provide models for sustainable development projects which young people can initiate and maintain.

Child Soldiers: iEARN-Sierra Leone is creating youth technology centers for young people who were forced into serving as child soldiers or who were affected by them, providing necessary skills in digital technologies to break the cycle of despair and hopelessness.

Impact

When students engage interactively with others around the world, they have a chance to be both learner and teacher, telling their story, sharing their wisdom and perspective and listening to the knowledge that resides throughout the world. Through this process, students are motivated to explore, inquire, learn and take action. By working together experientially, they gain respect for differences, realize that they have something worth contributing and learn that they can impact their world.

iEARN has programs in 125 countries on every continent.

CEO

Ed Gragert

Board

Peter Copen
Ron Thorpe
Stanley Weithorn
Jillaine Smith
Mona Eraiba
Karen Cator

Countries

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, Province of China, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Bolivia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Madagascar, Moldova, Republic of, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Venezuela

States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands of the U.S.

Contact

475 Riverside Drive #450
New York, NY 10115
Phone: (212) 870-2693
http://us.iearn.org
EIN: 13-3782233


Protect A Student

One malaria net

Your $15 gift provides a mosquito net treated with natural repellent to one student in Botswana for protection against bites by mosquitos carrying the Malaria virus. Students at Gaborone Senior Secondary School in Gaborone, Botswana have embarked on a "Eradicate Malaria Project (http://www.iearn.org/projects/eradicationofmalaria.html)" to mobilize young people worldwide to help them stamp out this deadly disease. Students have produced an educational packet to accompany each...

$15.00

Support Students

Doll making business

Your gift will result in two benefits. Disadvantaged children in the community who have few toys will receive the dolls. The other result is for the education and skills development of students in Bamako, Mali who will be able to interact online with their peers in the United States. They want to be able to share their culture, as well as the history of West...

$20.00

Mind the Gap

Internet for students

Your gift has the potential to "teach students how to fish, rather than just giving them a fish." The digital divide grows daily as students in the US learn new digital media skills, while students in Africa are only passive recipients of low-end products and information produced outside their countries. Through technology and training, these students can become producers and sharers of knowledge with peers...

$1,500.00

Create A Bridge

US & Muslim students

Students throughout the world are eager to know more about each other's cultures to do their part to build understanding and peace, and at the same time become global citizens. The Internet now lets students work together on educational projects as part of a teacher's classroom activities. Your gift of $75 provides one month's Internet service and enables a school in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen,...

$75.00

Re-Equip Schools

Computer in Sri Lanka

Five gifts of $100 each enables a school in Sri Lanka to buy and install a small personal computer for use by 40 students. This enables students to acquire skills needed for jobs in the 21st century and gives them access to information that other students around the world take for granted. Teachers were trained in their use before the tsunami, but schools cannot afford...

$100.00