As we have raised $5000 and ensured 400 girls in need have been able to stay in school. All thanks to you.
Now, we are striving for our next milestone - $7000 - to ensure 700 girls are able to stay in school for 1 semester.
As such a big milestone has been reached, we as a charity wanted to review why we are doing this and make sure our work is fully aligned with our intention.
Zakat is the name of what a Muslim returns out of his or her wealth to the neediest of Muslims for the sake of ALLAH. Its called "Zakaat" because the word is from "Zakaa"" which means to increase, purify and Muslim believe that by donating this money, their wealth will increase and will be purified and Educate a Girl Zakaat is a special project by Educate a Girl which mainly focuses on the tuition fee of young girls. With these funds, we do not provide any education ourself but fund and "rescue" girls who are unable to afford school by paying their tuition.
This is a very important need and how vulnerable the girls and their families feel when they can't afford tuition is something we can't fully express or convey to you. This project is not about helping girls be educated despite cultural opposition. This money is for girls who want to be educated, whose families want them to be educated, but simply cannot due to money. There is no more nobler use of your funds, in our humble opinion.
Educate a Girl Zakaat is for young girls age 4-16 to help them stay in their schools so they could get proper education which further will help them in achieving their dreams.
Girls who are from underserved, lower and middle class backgrounds, lack access to affordable, quality education. Some girls are often unable to continue or afford their studies due to loss of their homes from poverty, terrorism and communal feuds. Some fathers who have lost their jobs or businesses and/or have limited funds, will likely educate only the sons.
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