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Jun 26, 2019

Thank you for transforming lives

Educate a Girl Zakaat is for young girls age 4-16 to help them stay in their schools so they could get proper education which further will help them in achieving their dreams.

 

We have been meeting with and taking feedback from girls who have been educated through this program.

Meet Aliya. She is 9 and has a missing right front tooth, giving her a goofy smile and making her beautiful, big brown eyes seem almost enormous in her face.  Her complexion is like soft mocha, but her voice is strong and firm as she shares her dreams.

"I want to become a doctor!"

"A doctor," we ask.  "Are you sure. You are just 6. You may change your mind."

"I won't change my mind," she replies and then looks down to complete the old, beaten up jigsaw puzzle she is trying to put together.

"Why do you want to become a doctor?"

"I want to help people."  Her words are simple and straightforward, but her big eyes share a story of childhood pain that she is not ready to put into words.  

Every time you donate to this cause, you are helping a girl stay in school. Perhaps she will do a trade, maybe she will start a business, maybe she won't even work but she will be educated. And, maybe, like Aliya, she might be starting a journey to a dream that she hadn't dared dream before.

All because of you.

Together we are transforming lives  

Jun 26, 2019

Girls Need Education

Thank you all for educating girls.

To date, with theh help of all 42 donors including you, we have raised $3,096.86 on GlobalGiving. Each and every girl who gets a chance through this programme needs a helping hand and cannot thank enough donors like you. In many ways, Turkey is modern and full of opportunities. But there are parts in which girls feel shy from trying. They are discouraged from their full potential. It's a country of beauty, grace and amazing entrepreneurship, but sometimes conflicting cultures and confusing direction. Education helps bring about not just opportunity but clarity. An understanding of what one can do with one's life.

Educate a girl or two today. And, if you can't right now then please donate $10 or if you can $100. If each of the 42 donors donated $100, we would raise $4200, which would more than double our funds to date and help us educate 24 more girls!!! That's twenty-four lives changing, just by donating $100 today. Yes, you can make a difference!

Jun 26, 2019

Empower her now!

A girl can be a force of nature, but is often discouraged from being so.

Society often discourages girls from claiming education, opportunity and power — all markers of success. But in a world that constantly discourages women from taking leadership, some girls are fighting back, stepping up as advocates in their local communities.

Educate a Girl (EAG), Nigeria, #EAGNigeria is about giving girls in need the ability to transform their lives, enter the workforce & have a voice. We still remember that when our team was planning for the session, we just had one thing in mind that we want to bring positive change in everyone’s life. We want to transform the lives of these girls we are going to educate.

We thank you so much in helping us in this process.  As we speak to more and more girls who have gone through this process with us, we are amazed with their guts and their grit.

We are now in the process of working to match some of our alumni with mentors, while fundraising with your help to educate more girls. 

Together, we are transforming lives!

 
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