We are working to help attain two of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) described by the United Nations… We focus on providing modern education and employment opportunities to youth living in poverty; therefore, we are working towards SDGs #4 and #1, hence the name of our capital campaign “IMPACT41”.
For more information about the SDGs, please visit: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment.
What is a GD Hub?
A GD Hub (Global Deeds Hub) is an afternoon educational program within qualifying high schools, juvenile detention centers, social enterprises, NGOs, and juvenile homes, managed by the institution in collaboration with and sponsored by Global Deeds Foundation. Here, students take advantage of our training in collaboration with other NGOs & corporations, become certified in business, computers and personal development (DigiWork program), to later be matched with opportunities via our portal.
Due to the nature of the operations of certain institutions, there are cases in which all that a GD Hub offers cannot be fully implemented, for example if the teens are only present for a limited amount of time, and not an entire academic year. If an institution does not have a computer lab, but is interested in the DigiWork / Business certificate programs, funding or an in-kind donation request of equipment could be provided in order to conduct the programs. A typical team is composed of:
- A minimum of 25 students per institution
- Two teachers and three other Program Development Committee members
- College interns (as needed)
- High school juniors / senior teacher assistants (as needed)
- Computer lab (both Mac and PC) with capacity for at least 25 students at a time, scanner, projector and a printer
The GD Hub focuses on embracing self-sufficiency in students. Students start by becoming leaders of their own lives through the development of new skills. We intend to help students improve their self-esteem and their likelihood of obtaining dignifying work and attend a reputable educational institution at the college and graduate levels. The following are the main components of each GD Hub: