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New Global Citizens and Gooru
New Global Citizens has partnered with Gooru to bring the best of the web's resources to their efforts to educate students about the biggest issues facing the world today. Learn more about their mission and how they're using Gooru, then get involved and become a better educated force for good yourself!
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New Global Citizens
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poverty
environmental sustainability
gender equality
universal education
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www.newglobalcitizens.org
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New Global Citizens and Gooru
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1What is NGC?
Millenium Developm...
A quick introduction to the Millenium Development Goals.
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Welcome! This week we'd like to tell you a little about a very special partnership we've formed. New Global Citizens is an organization of students educating themselves and their communities about the major challenges facing the global community. Learn more about them and our partnership with this collection!
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About NGC
New Global Citizens is an organization of students who come together to learn about and help solve the major problems facing the global community.
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NGC empowers students to seek out solutions to the problems they hear about so often in the news or from teachers and parents. This generation of activists has decided to be the change and educate themselves to run campaigns for change, called Global Projects.
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New Global Citizen...
This is the website for New Global Citizens. Learn more about their mission and campaigns here.
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Learn more about New Global Citizens here on their website. Go to the About section to read the story of how they were founded and find out more about their mission in their words!
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NGC and Gooru
NGC has partnered with Gooru to collect the best web resources to help educate their members.
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With our missions so perfectly aligned, it's a natural partnership between NGC and Gooru. Gooru provides the platform from which teams on campuses across the country can educate themselves about NGC's Global Projects.
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NGC Library
Find all of the beautiful collections made by NGC here on this mini-library page.
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Get a closer look at the issues with NGC's collections on Gooru. Click the images to see all ten Global Projects! Educate yourself and start an NGC team at your school today!
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2Just some of the issues
Just a few of the ...
Learn about the issues NGC is working on and see some of the resources they've found on Gooru.
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Let's take a look at the kinds of things you can find in these collections!
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Extreme Poverty an...
Learn more about NGC Global Issue - Extreme Poverty and Hunger
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NGC has put together these documents for each of their ten Global Projects. It provides the basics about the challenge, in this case Extreme Poverty and Hunger. Using Gooru, NGC can supplement these documents with web resources for members to further educate themselves about the problem.
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Eradicating Extrem...
Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger is the first of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). World Bank estimates show that 1.4 billion people in the developing world were living in extreme poverty in 2005.
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This is an example of the free web resources NGC has included to teach people about extreme poverty and hunger. This video comes from the United Nations and includes powerful images of the devastating effect of hunger on developing nations.
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Natural Disasters ...
Learn more about NGC Global Issue - Natural Disasters
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Another Global Project being worked on by NGC is natural disaster preparedness. This is the overview document for that Global Project.
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Act Now, Save Late...
UN dramatization of the importance of disaster preparedness.
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Environmental Sust...
Learn more about NGC Global Issue - Environmental Sustainability
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Goal 7: Ensure env...
Reducing poverty and achieving sustained development must be done in conjunction with a healthy planet. The Millennium Goals recognize that environmental sustainability is part of global economic and social well-being. Unfortunately exploitation of natural resources such as forests, land, water, and fisheries-often by the powerful few-have caused alarming changes in our natural world in recent decades, often harming the most vulnerable people in the world who depend on natural resources for their livelihood.
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Getting Involved
Learn about how to get involved with NGC.
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New Global Citizens is all about communities coming together to solve problems. You can join NGC in their mission to tackle the world's challenges, learn how in this segment!
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New Global Citizen...
Keep up with the latest news surrounding global issues with NGC's blog.
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Stay informed about global issues with NGC's blog. They post about all the news stories relevant to their Global Projects.
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Start making a dif...
Join NGC to start tackling the tough problems today!
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Make sure to find NGC on Facebook and Twitter! Stay connected and keep the conversation about these important issues going online!
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HIV/AIDS 101
A video from Avert.org which uses expert interviews to explain what HIV and AIDS are, how they spread, and how to prevent their spread. This is a good primer on HIV/AIDS.
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Malaria Life Cycle
A cell-level view of how malaria affects the human body
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1. What is NGC?
Millenium Development Goals Video Spot
A quick introduction to the Millenium Development Goals.
About NGC
New Global Citizens is an organization of students who come together to learn about and help solve the major problems facing the global community.
New Global Citizens
This is the website for New Global Citizens. Learn more about their mission and campaigns here.
NGC and Gooru
NGC has partnered with Gooru to collect the best web resources to help educate their members.
NGC Library
Find all of the beautiful collections made by NGC here on this mini-library page.
2. Just some of the issues
Just a few of the issues
Learn about the issues NGC is working on and see some of the resources they've found on Gooru.
Extreme Poverty and Hunger Overview
Learn more about NGC Global Issue - Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Eradicating Extreme Poverty & Hunger
Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger is the first of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). World Bank estimates show that 1.4 billion people in the developing world were living in extreme poverty in 2005.
Natural Disasters Overview
Learn more about NGC Global Issue - Natural Disasters
Act Now, Save Later
UN dramatization of the importance of disaster preparedness.
Environmental Sustainability Overview
Learn more about NGC Global Issue - Environmental Sustainability
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Reducing poverty and achieving sustained development must be done in conjunction with a healthy planet. The Millennium Goals recognize that environmental sustainability is part of global economic and social well-being. Unfortunately exploitation of natural resources such as forests, land, water, and fisheries-often by the powerful few-have caused alarming changes in our natural world in recent decades, often harming the most vulnerable people in the world who depend on natural resources for their livelihood.
3. Let's Do This!
Getting Involved
Learn about how to get involved with NGC.
New Global Citizens Blog
Keep up with the latest news surrounding global issues with NGC's blog.
Start making a difference!
Join NGC to start tackling the tough problems today!
HIV/AIDS 101
A video from Avert.org which uses expert interviews to explain what HIV and AIDS are, how they spread, and how to prevent their spread. This is a good primer on HIV/AIDS.
Malaria Life Cycle
A cell-level view of how malaria affects the human body
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1. What are some of the issues New Global Citizens is working to solve? 

2. How many people die from AIDS every year? 

3. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which means a human inability to fight of disease.

4. Malaria is 

5. People who have malaria suffer from

6. Tuberculosis is an infrection spread by germs in the air. 

7. TB can spread to other places in the body, most commonly the 

8. What are some of the ways people spread information about diseas prevention? 

9. There is a health care crisis in Africa that is leaving many without access to doctors or medicine.