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Mar 28, 2019

Reward a Girl for Excellence in Education

Girls work hard but very often are not acknowledged for it.

Boys in Pakistani families are supposed to focus on books and girls on beauty.  Boys are rewarded and praised for grades. Girls get compliments when they are in pretty dresses and say sweet things.

Yes, even in 2019, there is a huge disparity.

We want to change that. When a girl gets an A or tops the class, we want her to know only know she is appreciated and special, but to have a symbol for that. So, we want to gift universities gold medals for these top performing girls.

Help us foster change. Help us transform lives.  Donate today. Thank you!

Mar 26, 2019

Christmas for handicapable orphans just $600 to go

We give out teddy bears to tots and orphans struggling. We are focusing on a drive for handicapable orphans at Darul Sakoon orphanage, a very special place that looks after the most vulnerable in Karachi.

Last Christmas, we shared the story of Cheryl, just 3, who lay dazed in her cot, not knowing what Christmas was although she was a Christian. Handicapable and not fully alert, she relies completely on the nuns and care at this orphanage that looks after 180 Christian, Hindu and Muslim orphans, most of whom are handicapable.

We've created a new mini project in order to distribute teddy bears and meals on Eid day, a religious festival. Last Christmas, we were able to gift all 180 orphans teddy bears, chocolates and hot cross buns.  This year, we're beginning with our initial target of 100 orphans for $1500,  but it would be wonderful if we could raise the full $2700. 

We are remembering Cheryl's smile as we handed her her first chocolate bar last Christmas:

"Me?" she asks, more a statement than a quickly.

"Yes, for you," we reply.  "All of this is for you."

Please see again some pictures from our Christmas visit with these lovely children.

If you are able to help us complete our drive for these darling kids, please do contribute this holiday.  And, of course, spread the word as even a donation of $15 helps us in reaching our girl. One orphan at a time.

There are so many more kids who need year round, we always appreciate your support.

Dec 31, 2018

Let's celebrate our girls

We focus our work at Educate a Girl on the basic or vocational education of deserving girls. We believe that by educating a girl, you enable her to get as well as understand the opportunities that come her way. It's proven that girls give back to their families and communities so there is a positive chain reaction effect.

This project, however, is very special because it's the first time we are not fundraising to purely educate girls, but celebrate those that achieve.  When we celebrate success and achievement, it inspires others to strive to do better and to know what's in store for them when they succeed. It also reinforces the motivation of the recipients.

These gold medals are especially for the girls who have placed first place in university.  There is one for each subject!  Without your funds, they cannot get the keepsake gold medal and ceremony although their name will be called as a winner.  Please help us to help ensure their hard work is recognized and noticed by their community, their families and job prospects.

Please end the year by celebrating a girl. Donate just $10 or $100, and tell a friend to as well.  What better way to end 2018 and begin 2019?

Thank you!

 
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