Marshall Direct Fund

Our mission is to improve relations between the West and the Muslim world by working together to alleviate poverty and illiteracy via sustainable educational and economic development in Southwest Asia.
Oct 8, 2015

Update on vocational training activities

Thank you for providing a safe place for mothers and their families to learn and develop skills that help make the world a safer and more secure place for all. There is a new member on our team that started after Ramadan, a new Director of Vocational Training and Master Trainer. Sumrah brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the table that will allow us to grow and reach more women. Our goals include initiation of a training of trainers program and providing ongoing mentoring to all entrepreneur participants after completed training. Being based in Karachi, we have easy access to additional partners and areas that we look forward to reaching. We are always open to suggestions of communities and partners to serve should you or anyone you know have ideas. Please note, we only work in areas that we are invited and have the support of male family members of participants. 
 
Unfortunately, we are facing a financial shortfall and could use your help with spreading awareness and promoting the important work being done in Pakistan. We are very lucky to be selected again by Safer World Fund to receive a 50% match for any donations made to the vocational training program. Please share this opportunity with your friends and family that you think might be interested in supporting a project like this and seeing their support matched. There are many other ways to get involved, including directing proceeds for a race or physical challenge, doing birthday donations (asking for support for this project instead of gifts), or participating in a one week poverty challenge (where you live on $2/day or less). You can also help us generate awareness by joining our social media pages and sharing with your networks. If you or anyone you know would like to join our Allies In Action movement there are various ideas and activities that range from book/movie clubs, one-time or re-occuring events, and skype visits with MDF students that we can share with you. We are happy to connect at any time to talk about the myriad of possibilities to becoming engaged. 

Thank you for all you do to support peace and prosperity in Pakistan and beyond. 
Sep 8, 2015

Back To School in Pakistan

after summer break
after summer break

Happy to report that school is back in session and students are excited to return to their teachers and studies. Teachers received training during the break that explored current teaching methodologies and specific issues related to modeling tolerance and compassion. Know that support of this project enables youth and their families to obtain a credible education, valuable critical thinking skills, and provides a safe place to learn and grow. In addition, their education can better prepare them to respond to future natural disasters and the many other numerous challenges that Pakistan faces. Please check out the video created to show the impact you are making possible click here

We are facing a financial shortfall and could use your help with spreading awareness and promoting the important work being done in Pakistan. There are so many ways to get involved, including donating proceeds for a race or physical challenge, doing birthday donations (asking for donations instead of gifts), or participating in a one week poverty challenge (where you live on $2/day or less). It's easy to start an account on crowdrise and link your objective to the the MDF profile page.  

Please help us generate awareness by joining our social media pages and sharing with your networks. If you or anyone you know
 would like to join our Allies In Action movement there are various one-time or re-occurring ideas and activities that range from book/movie clubs, one-time or re-occuring events, and skype visits with MDF students that we can share with you. Reach us at info@marshalldirectfund.org or at +01(970)963-3150. Thank you so much for your support!

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Jun 8, 2015

Vocational Training in Pakistan update

We are excited to share that we have trained nearly 750 young women in 2015 and have initiated a more rigorous needs assessment and post project reporting system. We hope to continue to provide meaningful skills and business acumen to women wishing to start or expand small business enterprises so that they can lift themselves and their families out of poverty. 

We are very lucky to be among 8 other organizations with access to over $13,000 remaining in matched funds from Safer World Foundation. Help us maximize this opportunity and see your donor dollars go further. Safer World provides a 50% match for the vocational training program until the funding pool is used! Please share this opportunity with your friends and family that you think might be interested in supporting a project like this and seeing their support matched.

MDF encourages your involvement and welcomes any ideas that would help us to reach deserving young women in Pakistan and attract wider support. The project that you are supporting provides a safe place for mothers and their families to learn and develop skills that help make the world a safer and more secure place for all. Please help us generate awareness – become a fan of our Facebook page, join us on Twitter, and share with your networks. If you would like to start a MDF Allies in Action group in your community there are various one-time or re-occurring ideas and activities that we would be pleased to share. You can reach us at info@marshalldirectfund.org or +01 (970) 963-3150. Learn more about our activities by visiting our website at www.marshalldirectfund.org

 
   

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