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Aug 25, 2015

Gearing up for Nigeria

Dear Educate a Girl Nigeria Supporter,

It is our great pleasure to write our very first ever project report to you and share our progress 

While we have been fundraising on GlobalGiving, Nigerian Poetress Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido has been in Nigeria, meeting with some of the girls we will be educating with your generous support - thank you!  She is pepping the girls up and they are excited!!!

Here are some pictures of girls from different schools across the North South, East and West. Juliet is meeting with them and getting them exciting about the Educate a Girl vocational training in journalism.

We still need help in making this dream a reality.  If you would like to support our project again, please so and please do spread the word!  Your support is making a difference.

Thank you very much for your interest and support for our project. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or ideas at or

Best wishes,

Tara U. Dawood

Educate a Girl

Jul 15, 2015

250 Educate a Girl Scholars Certified - yay!

Congratulations to Sarah Raza Scholar #147!
Congratulations to Sarah Raza Scholar #147!

Dear Donors,

Thank you so much for educating girls.  Because of your generosity and compassion, the education of 750 girls have been funded and 250 have already been certified - woohoo!    

Three girls have become news anchors, one - Madiha Khalid - has just got a column at a leading newspaper Dawn and most of the others are interning and working hard to build a career.  There is a genuine struggle for some to work outside the home and so we are trying to arrange at home assignments for pay or ways to arrange their transport.

We are also just 250 scholarships away from reaching our goal of educating 1000 girls.  Today - July 15th - starting 9 am EST is Bonus Day at Global Giving and because we are now a "Leader" Global Giving Partner - yay - Global Giving is kindly matching up to $1000 (while quantities last) of 40% bonus of any donations received.  There are also prizes for most no of unique donors and most amount of donations.

So please do spread the word and either donate another girl or encourage a friend to do so.

Together, we can transform lives.

We also have a special $10 donation option to give a teddy bear to a special needs child for Eid (which ends the month of fasting for most of our Pakistani scholarship girls and these special needs children as well):

Thank you so being a part of the Educate a Girl network.

Please do share with us your ideas on how we can further amplify impact?  How we can connect with more donors to complete our 1000 target?  And, what you would like to see once all 1000 girls are educated.  You are the heart of Educate a Girl and we really want to know your thoughts.

Madiha Khalid now has a column on!
Madiha Khalid now has a column on!
Congratulations to Hasbunnissa Sheikh!
Congratulations to Hasbunnissa Sheikh!
Madiha Khalid now has a column on!
Madiha Khalid now has a column on!
Give a teddy to these special needs girls!
Give a teddy to these special needs girls!
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!

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