Thank you for your assistance in helping our 30 girls in Pakistan continue their secondary education. Through your generosity we have almost reached our funding goal for this project--just a few more donations and we will be over the top!
Our local partner in Pakistan, Bedari, shared in their fall newsletter just how instrumental your funding assistance has been in the education, and thereby the future for these 30 girls and their communities. Without financial support for tuition, books, and uniforms, as well as necessary transport from the remote villages of Laphi and Sarkalan to the nearest secondary school 10 kilometers away, most of these girls would not be able to continue their studies. Safeer Ullah Khan of Bedari reminds us of the unfortunate reality for girls growing up without an education in Pakistan -- "These girls neither have a great childhood nor can they have high hopes about their future... They are extremely vulnerable to child labor and teenage marriages."
However, because of the generous support of people like you, the reality for these girls, as well as for Laphi and Sarkalan, is much more promising. As one local community member proudly points out-- "[T]hese two small villages will soon have 30 educated families."
Thank you again for your invaluable assistance and best wishes in the New Year!
Nov 29, 2011
November 2011 Girls Ed Liberia Project Update
By Loni Riley - Board Member
With your assistance, Girls Ed was able to fund the continuing education of the 37 girls yet to graduate for the current school year, as well as sponsor one of our ten June 2011 graduates to attend college!
Veronica, our sponsored college student, will be taking her entrance exam to attend Smythe College of Nursing in Monrovia. We will post updates on the results of her exam and, if all goes well, the date Girls Ed's first college student will begin the pursuit of her degree!
Your continued support and generosity are instrumental in the progress of women and their developing communities. Thank you!
Sep 9, 2011
Back to School Update
By Therese Thompson - Member, Board of Directors
Hello Girls Education International supporters!
It's back to school time, and we have sent the funds YOU helped raise to Bedari, our partner agency in Pakistan, to enroll our 30 girls in school for the new school year. Thank you to all of you for making this possible!
EXCITING NEWS ABOUT THIS PROJECT!
Girls Education International is one of only eight organizations to be selected by GlobalGiving to be part of their Safer World Fund Campaign this month! The Safer World Fund will provide a 50% match of any donation up to $2000 made to our Pakistan project beginning on Sunday, September 11 until we reach our maximum match of $15,000 or until their $50,000 runs out. LET'S PUT THIS PROJECT OVER THE TOP AND FUND IT THROUGH 2012!