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Jun 28, 2016

A memory of joy

Few days are left for the festival of Eid, a joyous occasion for kids. A day of dressing up in new clothes, morning prayers, and sweets and coming home to gifts.

Every child deserve that but there are many who are less fortunate and don’t get all this. There are some kids out there who lost their parents and have nothing special for this day as no gift is waiting for them.

But we tried to help some of them, tried to bring a change by exciting them with a special gift.

Omar is 8 years old, a very shy kid who, like every other child deserves every happiness in life but life had other plans for him. He lost his parents and now living in an orphanage and spend his day like other orphans living with him. When we asked him about his Eid, he said there will be nothing special, just like every other day he will play with his friends. And we tried to make his Eid special by giving him a teddy bear as a special Eid gift. He was very happy by that, as he sinks his fingers into the plush fur of a new teddy bear, he made a memory of joy. For that moment, not everything is a bleak.

We were able to do this for omar and some of his friends at orphanage, just because of the kind donation we had from our donors. So, on behalf of omar and all those kids, we would like to thank all our donors.

We can make this moment happen for many other kids like we did for omar and for that we will need your help!!

 

Together! We can transform lives.

Jun 15, 2016

One girl's Journey

Jaweria winning the EAG scholarship
Jaweria winning the EAG scholarship

Jaweria is one of the Educate a Girl scholar who benefitted from the trainings offered by the project “Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future”, which educated 925 deserving girls in Media Studies and gave them a platform for their voices to be heard and to encourage their freedom to say what they wish for and also to help their community.

It was Jaweria’s dream to make her own identity as a journalist so she could be the voice of the voiceless and this training helped her to achieve her dreams. “This training was an amazing experience that showed me the tremendous power of thought and bringing my dreams to fruition”, Jaweria explains. “I learnt that as adults, we cannot blame anyone for our unhappiness. We need to take responsibility for ourselves to be all we can be”.

Today Jaweria is a News anchor at “Channel K21” and she is now a donor herself and donated 2 scholarships to 2 deserving girls in Pakistan. According to Jaweria, this training encouraged her to help others, the way she got help from someone. She says “This training gave me a life changing lesson that I must believe in my dreams with all my heart. As long as I am living with integrity and my goals in no way hurt anyone else, I can live that vision. It encouraged me to focus on my goal and dream with faith and a sense of positive expectancy. And all these things made me achieve my dreams today, so now it’s time to give back and help someone who deserves it.”

There are many more Educate a Girl scholars in Pakistan, like Jaweria, who are now living their dreams and got encouraged to help others after the #EAG training and it’s all because of the wonderful donors, who made this happen.

So on behalf of Jaweria and all other girls, we would like to thank you!

We have just 75 more girls who need funding to be educated in Pakistan for this 1000 girl project.  Please donate and spread the word!

Jaweria as News Anchor today
Jaweria as News Anchor today
May 25, 2016

Meet Adenike, Educate a Girl scholar

Adenike during her Educate a Girl training
Adenike during her Educate a Girl training

Adenike is one of the Educate a Girl scholars who benefitted from the trainings offered by the project “Educate a Girl in Nigeria & Give Her a Future”, which educated 250 deserving girls including Boko Haram orphans in Media Studies and gave them a platform for their voices to be heard and to encourage their freedom to say what they wish for and also to help their community.

According to Adenike, her experience and training at #EAGNigeria have encouraged her to do more for her community and to be the voice of the voiceless. Recently she also represented her country at the 3rd Cohort of the Young African Leaders Initiative, a program sponsored by USA President.

“#EAGNigeria was a life changing experience for me,” Adenike explains. “I learnt that I am the only one who is responsible for my freedom. My country has given me so much and now it’s time to give back. Thanks for the grace and opening my eyes to see how to improve my community. Before this training, I could have never been able to serve my people but this training gave me the opportunity to do so. I have a feeling that I can do something and could bring a change and I will.”

Today Adenike is running her own NGO “FutureForFutureInitiatives”, an initiative to help young street kids to get quality education.

There are many more Educate a Girl scholars in Nigeria, like Adenike, who got encouraged to give out to their community after the #EAGNigeria training and it’s all because of the wonderful donors, who made this happen. So on behalf of Adenike and all other girls, we would like to thank you!

Adenike at the School Salvation Nursery & Primary
Adenike at the School Salvation Nursery & Primary
 
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