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Jul 15, 2015

Thx for Giving a Teddy to Special Needs Child

Thank you so much for giving a teddy to a special needs child.  You are bringing a smile to her face and after a month of fasting, will be a real treat for her.

Wednesday July 15th, starting at 9:00 am, Global Giving has offered to match to the tune of 40% donations up to $1000 made to our campaign.  Please do consider giving another teddy and/or spreading the word.  There are even cash donation prizes for the most number of unique donors and at just $10 per teddy, your good word and reference will help us reach our goal of bringing a smile to 100 special needs children.

Thank you!

May 1, 2015

Educate a Girl winners spread awareness of Earth Day

Humaira Anwar getting a certificate
Humaira Anwar getting a certificate

"In Pakistan, we have very little knowledge on climate change topic and we never relate climate change topic to poverty and women empowerment but in fact it plays a vital role in it," says Humaira Anwar, 216th winner of an Educate a Girl scholarship, "Feeling this lackness, at the suggestion of Dawood Global Foundation, some of us Educate a Girl winners decided to get together and promote Earth Day and spread awareness on climate."

"We wrote blog entries, tweeted and facebooked about climate change, as well as submitted articles for publication in newspapers," added Jaweria Ali, 25th winner of an Educate a Girl scholarship who funded the scholarship for Marwa Malick, 316th EAG scholarship winner.

"It felt great to make a difference. In fact, we felt like stars," stated Syeda Afiffa Batool, 208th winner of an Educate a Girl scholarship, who posed with some of the other girls holding up "stars."

Educate a Girl - mission 1000 - has funded 683 girls to become journalists so far, in partnership with the Institute of Journalism, UNDP-GEF-SGP and British Council.  250 girls have received vocational completion certificates so far, 40 of which were taught by BBC-award winning journalist Alex Preston and 200 of which were taught Climate Change by a panel of the UNDP-GEF-SGP led by multiple-award winning environmental expert Masood Lohar. 30 girls also went through two additional workshop trainings on Tips to Success and How to Be a Mompreneur or Momprofessional that were set up by our Foundation.

Now, the girls are going on to train each other and inspire one another to make a difference like this Earth Day awareness campaign.  Their next project is Zumba for Education where the scholars are gathering fitness-loving philanthropists together to exercise with 100% of proceeds to Educate a Girl.

Girls like Humaira, Jaweria and Afiffa are making this effort because they appreciate the learning they received because you, their Donor, believed in them, and know that together, we can transform lives.  

EAG scholars appreciated as Stars
EAG scholars appreciated as Stars
Learning can be fun for our girls!
Learning can be fun for our girls!
UNDP-GEF-SGP teaching climate to EAG scholars
UNDP-GEF-SGP teaching climate to EAG scholars
EAG Scholar Syeda Afiffa Batool
EAG Scholar Syeda Afiffa Batool
Jaweria Ali is now a local celebrity & newscaster
Jaweria Ali is now a local celebrity & newscaster
Feb 10, 2015

Educate a Girl partners with British Council

Top Educate a Girl Students at British Council
Top Educate a Girl Students at British Council

Educate a Girl has partnered with British Council and begun training the top girls with (BBC awarded) UK based journalist and author Alex Preston.  Alex came to Karachi and met with 45 of the top students (311 have graduated this course so far) and taught them for two hours in the use of subjective tense, importance of keeping ownership of your voice, simplicity of words, asking inviting questions and so forth.  The girls were given certificates by British Council.  The course was videotaped to share with other students.

This invaluable additional training is organized by Dawood Global Foundation and British Council without any additional costs to Educate a Girl donors.

The 5 best students from this course will be selected for further training in Europe.

To date, almost 600 deserving girls have been funded through Educate a Girl to become journalists.

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