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Volunteering in Unstable Environments, Lessons from Egypt’s Coptic Diaspora

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the organization Coptic Orphans wanted to help Egypt but was concerned about the safety of its volunteers. Nathan Hollenbeck discusses the difficult choices that diaspora organizations like his face when providing services to their homeland during a crisis.

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Photo by Alessandro Pucci, published under a Creative Commons license

Online Platform Links Students with Scholarships from Diaspora Donors

Educate Lanka’s online platform has already enabled hundreds of Sri Lankan students to overcome financial hardship and continue their education. Read how this diaspora organization is globalizing its philanthropic model.