The Safer World Fund

 
$41,750
$33,250
Raised
Remaining
Jun 25, 2012

Last Hurrah for Matching Funds for the Safer World Fund!

school girl in Afghanistan
school girl in Afghanistan

Thanks for your continued generosity towards helping us make the world a safer place! With your help, we are continuing to support education, vocational training, and health care in Pakistan and Afghanistan with some amazing partners.

Girls such as the one pictured in this report want to learn. Mothers need health care for their babies and themselves. Our fund works with terrific nonprofits to change the lives of people, especially girls and women, every day. For example, The Afghan Institute of Learning is supporting education for Afghan women and girls. SHINE Humanity is providing mother-child health for 40,000 Kashmiris. Ayni Education International is offering schooling for girls and boys in rural Afghanistan and is training local teachers to make it happen. 

Your donation to The Safer World Fund or any of its eight partners will be matched 50 cents on the dollar as long as the matching funds last. But less than $1500 remains, so take action today!  

Apr 2, 2012

Welcoming Ayni's school project to the Safer World

Thanks for your continued generosity towards helping us make the world a safer place! With your help, we are continuing to support education, vocational training, and health care in Pakistan and Afghanistan with some amazing partners.

We recently added a new project to the list of Safer World beneficiaries: the expansion of a rural grade school outside of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, funded and led by Ayni. The Safer World Fund is helping to add four classrooms, a library and furnishings to the school, for which Ayni founder Julie Bolz led the initial build in 2003.  Since 2003, the local community has embraced the school and Ayni funded two additional classrooms in 2010. In 2011, enrollment grew to 1,440 school students attending in two daily shifts, yet additional space is still needed in order to serve all children in the community. The community has demonstrated a strong desire to educate its children to give them opportunities in life otherwise unavailable to them, but it needs our help to make that happen.

This school, along with the rest of the Safer World Fund projects, continues to benefit from the 50% matching funds available to them!  On their behalf and ours, we’d like to thank you for your continued support.

Jan 2, 2012

Matching Funds Remain for The Safer World Fund!

Thanks to everyone who has supported The Safer World Fund since our matching campaign began on the 10th Anniversary of September 11th.

As of January 2, 2012, a bit more than $14,000 remains in matching funds for The Safer World Fund! New donations of any size up to $2000 will be matched at 50 percent until those matching funds are gone. Now is a great time to support vocational training for women in Pakistan, expand and supply a school for Afghan girls, or invest in math education or reproductive health for women and girls in Afghanistan, to give a few examples. If it’s too difficult to choose just one project in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, your donation to The Safer World Fund will assist 7 different projects in that part of the world.

Because of its innovative, high-impact effects, The Safer World Fund was previously selected as the GlobalGiving Project of the Month. We work with terrific nonprofits to be sure that your dollars will be well spent. Nonprofits such as the Marshall Direct Fund, Ayni Education International, and the Afghan Institute of Learning work directly with local people to direct funds to the most effective uses. As the United States reduces its presence in the region, it’s even more important now to offer education, skills, and healthcare to the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Healthy people who can make informed decisions have the best shot at making their lives and their governments better. 

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Oct 7, 2011

Thank you for supporting a Safer World

Expand and supply a school for 3,000+ Afghan girls
Expand and supply a school for 3,000+ Afghan girls

Today, October 7, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.  We’re marking this moment by thanking you for supporting grassroots development, education, and medical work in Afghanistan and Pakistan through the Safer World Fund.

 

We are grateful for your support, and we can assure you that your donations, (which have been matched at 50% if you gave on or after September 11, 2011) will soon be put to work through important projects like this one:

 

Expand And Supply A School For 3,000+ Afghan Girls is a project run by Ayni Education International.  Some of the Safer World Funds will outfit a new school building with desks, fans, and other necessary supplies in order to serve the nearly 4,000 girls who will now have a chance to learn. 

 

Recently, the founder of Ayni Education International asked one girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. The girl’s answer was remarkable; “A doctor, of course.”

 

Thank you for giving these girls the opportunity to learn and thrive in Afghanistan. After all, many of these girls will someday become mothers, and we believe that educated, healthy mothers are more likely to raise sons who will build rather than destroy.

 

Thank you again for your generosity. 

 

Warmly,

Joyce Manchester

 

p.s. would you please consider telling a friend about the Safer World Fund today? We’re still matching all donations at 50%, allowing your money to go even further towards peace-building efforts in the Middle East.

Sep 12, 2011

Safer World Fund Matching Currently Available!

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the events of 9/11 took place in 2001.  That day’s events still weigh heavily on our hearts and minds as we remember loved ones lost.  Despite those sentiments, however, the Safer World Fund was created as a way to make a positive statement about what September 11th means to people, break down the extremism and fear on which terrorism survives, and help provide education and health care to those who need it. 

This year, the Safer World Fund will be supporting a group of highly effective projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan that focus on providing schooling and health care for the Afghan and Pakistani citizens, with a particular focus on women and girls.  And starting September 11, 2011, there are $50,000 of matching funds available to the Safer World Fund and each of its beneficiary projects on GlobalGiving.  Donations to any of those projects will be matched at 50% until funds are depleted, with a $1,000 matching limit per donor per project, and a $15,000 matching limit per project overall.  You can view all participating projects and matching funds remaining here: http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/safer-world.

Please join us in creating opportunities for people in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We think the stability and prosperity of these countries, and the security of our own, depend on it.

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Washington, D.C., United States
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Project Leader

Joyce Manchester

SMCWF Fund Manager
Waterbury, VT United States

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