Jan. 15, 2009

Just How Are We Matching Funds on Kiva?

Over the holiday break, we introduced a team that November Learning created on Kiva and invited all of you to take part in an effort to assist the working poor of the world and also expand the boundaries of learning in your classrooms. In our letter, we mentioned that November Learning would be matching the first $1000 in loans sent out through our team.

We are not there yet, but we are beginning  the process of matching those loans. We are tallying up the amounts that each individual has loaned so far, and we are sending each a Kiva gift certificate matching that amount that can be used to make future loans. It is our hope that each lender will lend again either in their own name or through an account created for a school. We believe that experiences like this are important for all students.

We still have a little ways to go before reaching our opening goal. If you would like to help us in this effort and receive a matching gift, please join us on Kiva.

In addition, if you would like to learn more about Kiva and witness the life cycle of a Kiva loan, watch this video created by Kieran Ball, Kiva Fellow for AMK Cambodia.

A Fistful Of Dollars: The Story of a Kiva.org Loan from Kieran Ball on Vimeo.

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Led by Alan November and based in Marblehead, MA, November Learning equips teachers and administrators to motivate students to own their learning and make global connections by using effective technology and implementing rigorous assignments. Through our annual Building Learning Communities conference, professional development services and extended resources, our team of experts empowers educators to enact powerful changes across the curriculum, drawing on students’ abilities to think critically, communicate globally, express creativity and collaborate across several types of media.

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