GPI is a student-led organization that directly engages the MIT community in the fight against global poverty.
We believe that students around the country have the resources, the passion, and the ingenuity to help tackle the problems of poverty. GPI aims to support students in using that opportunity to make a difference.
We currently are organized into two teams:
Action is implementing a computer science education project in Lavezares, Philippines. In the past, we've worked on recycling programs in San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia and a maternal health project (du'Anyam) in Indonesia.
Education plans events to engage the MIT community in international development, including our annual Poverty Action Week and the International Development (ID) Hackathon.
4/29/17 IDEAS Global Challenge Innovation Showcase for TypePhil: Come see TypePhil in action!
9/12/16 Interested in GPI? Join us at our fall Info Session & General Body Meeting (7:30 pm, Room 1-150)
2/5/16 IDHack 2016 is on February 12th! Learn more and register for the event here.
4/1/15 GPI's Indonesia team won $10,000 in the Global Social Ventures Competition
3/12/15 Check out the IDHack feature in the Tech.
Spring 2014 GPI's Indonesia Team won $5,000 in the IDEAS Global Challenge and will be sending their first traveling team in summer 2014.
IAP 2014 GPI's Action Team is in Bolivia. Check out their blog for stories on the recycling program they implemented in two schools and with the government.