Dear Girl Effect Supporters,
Thanks to your continued generosity, The Girl Effect Fund has raised more than $230,000 on GlobalGiving for its beneficiary organizations.
The Girl Effect tells us that if we invest in a girl, she will do the rest.
The following project updates demonstrate this very principle. Here’s a few ways that your investments in the world’s girls are paying off:
From mentoring to monetary stability in Bangladesh and Tanzania...
In Bangladesh, BRAC’s girls’ clubs provide classes on topics from financial literacy to job training, are fueling girls’ futures by creating pathways to financial stability. So far,
• 50 adolescent girls clubs are up and running;
• 50 teenage leaders have been trained to mentor the girls; and,
• about 2,000 girls have become active members in the program’s classes.
All 20 of BRAC’s clubs in Tanzania are in operation, serving about 580 girls. Starting in February 2010, the program began offering income generation courses which provide financial lessons the girls use when they take out microcredit loans to start their own businesses.
From facing abuse alone to standing with others in Pakistan...
The Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund is a program of Equality Now that supports and publicizes strategically selected legal cases that represent the most common and significant human rights abuses of adolescent girls.
The campaign is currently assisting a girl in Pakistan with court proceedings related to brutal incest by her father. Encouraged by her mother and her mother’s family, the case began despite police attempts to discourage it. Despite a long, slow trial ahead of her, the girl is now living with her mother and her mother’s siblings and has just finished her 9th grade board exams. Equality Now plans to visit Pakistan to help provide support.
Turning basic science supplies to science stars in Uganda...
At the end of 2009, the Harambee Center outfitted the St. Andrew’s Secondary School’s physics lab—which serves 200 girls—with 25 tables, 50 stools, and chemicals and tools required for studies related to the Uganda National Examinations.
Two of the students, Margret and Prossy, explain that this equipment has meant getting “more practice…more confidence, and…more morale.” Overall, the girls say, “We thank our generous donors for their continued support!”
Thank you for investing in The Girl Effect. We’ll be in touch soon with more updates on how you are helping change the world by changing the lives of girls.
The GlobalGiving Team
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