The purpose of the project is to help the unreached communites in Pakistan by helping out small youth volunteer initiatives. Giving Tuesday pakistan under the supervision of AWARD Pakistan has linked up with 50 volunteer initiatives and non profits that are working to promote generosity among their social circles.
The campaign has managed to spread itself in the 15 major cities of Pakistan. 2021 has been dedicated to improve the literacy in Pakistan as Pakistan is far behind and stands at 161 out of 196 countries when it comes to provision of education. Giving Tuesday through its volunteers in all over Pakistan will promote literacy through number of activities such as community mobilization, stationary drives, motivation sessions, advocacy etc.
As the 4th wave of COVID-19 is on the rise in the country with nearly 8 % of the positivity rate, the educational institutes all over the country are closed and many of the people have gone jobless. It is a fear that once the schools will be opened, majority of poor parents would not be able to send their kids back to schools because of the unavailability of fee, stationary , book and other expenses. AWARD requests its supporters to help the kids continue their education who have been affected by COVID-19 lockdown. As in Giving Tuesday, we are encouraging more people to join the giving. For that the campaign require funds to promote education. Therefore we request all our supporters to help us in this regard.
The project hasnt received enough donations to start the activities yet.
Jul 27, 2021
4th report on Relief in COVID -19
By Azeem Christopher - Project Leader
Business supported by AWARD
Thank you for your support throughout.
During the last quarter , AWARD team managed to help 10 small business that were affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. These business owners had no other option , other than to sit and wait for the lockdown to be over. These small business owners were contacted by AWARD team and looking at their businesses, each business was provided a small grant of PKR 20,000. The business owners were extremely happy and they thanked AWARD for the efforts it made, to reach them.
Nabeel expressed his feeling " I am very thankful to AWARD for reaching us in these critical times. This small grant has helped me to add up new items in my shop and to pay up my rent. Now i can feed my family ."
As the COVID-19 4th wave is on the rise again with the arrival of the Delta Variant. The cases have again started to increase. We would like to request all our supporters to help AWARD in suporting the affected families.
Jun 21, 2021
7th Report on Computer Literacy among poor girls
By Azeem Christopher - Program Leader
Thank you for your donations of USD 617.
This project aims to improve the comuputer literacy among the unskilled and school and college drop out girls in the marginalized rural and semi urban areas of faisalabad and muzaffargarh which is alarmingly low (1 % approx) in 70% areas of the country. AWARD wishes to make the women from marginalized strata as an agent of change to add themselves up into the national workforce.The project has alot potential to tranform the lives of the young girls and will be helpful to uplift them socially and economicaly, to create better livlihood options in the era of technology.
Unfortunately, the project hasnt garnered the desired donations so far in the recent quarters, the amount collected this far is not sufficient to initate activities in the project areas.
However through some fundraising from other sources, AWARD Pakistan has managed to initiate its first Computer Literacy Center in Faisalabad and it has started working to improve the skill based learning among the poor marginalized girls in District Faisalabad and also seeking addtional donations to open up the computer literacy centers in the areas of Distrcit Muzaffargarh too. Currently , there are 24 girls who have started getting the training. AWARD is aiming to train 100 girls during the next 2 quarters.
We would request you to support AWARD in improving the lives of the unskilled girls.