Educate a Girl Zakaat

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Educate a Girl Zakaat
Educate a Girl Zakaat
Educate a Girl Zakaat
Educate a Girl Zakaat

Project Report | Oct 6, 2017

By Mehwish Ayyub | Supervisor


There comes a time when every parent departs from their children by leaving this world and every human being, no matter what their age, dreads that day of segregation. Many children living in this time and age are parentless and depend on their society to exist and thrive.

With constant change in economic and social circumstances, ongoing conflicts and political turmoil in many developing and transition countries like Syria, Myanmar, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine, we are faced with many situations where the number of orphans and needy children is constantly increasing. According to UNICEF, there are between 143-210 million orphans in the world. This figure includes children who have lost either both of their parents or one of them.

The problems faced by orphans are complex and impact on their individual age and circumstances. The mental trauma and agony of witnessing warfare or losing parents and family members is not easy to deal with and requires tremendous courage and patience to recover from it and adapt to a new situation.

One might not be able to take away the grief of orphans and needy people but they can extend their hands in generosity to let them know that they are cared for and supported. Since we live in a globalized world, societies are inter-dependent on each other for survival and progress. From this perspective, people living in different regions of the world are responsible to help children in dire need of support and sympathy.

Keeping this in mind, we are trying our best to bring joy in the lives of these kids, however we could.

We visited Idara Al Khair with our team which is a school for orphans and those who couldn’t afford their studies. We met many kids over there and realized that it’s not only orphans who need our help and are our responsibility but there are many other kids as well who are less fortunate, although they have parents and are living with their families but still their families are not able to provide for the basic needs of these kids, no matter how much they wish to.

Keeping that in mind we realized that its our responsibility to help them as much as we could and that’s why we started working on this. And with support of our wonderful donors like you all, we were able to pay one semester fee for 30 girls last month.

These girls were so  young and the main festival was near so we wanted to make them happy somehow so we gave them gifts like teddy bears which is a part of another programme of ours.

We felt so happy because we were able to do something for those in need and we think it’s a blessing and for that we wanna thanks to all our donors, because it won’t have been possible without your help!

There are so many lives who are waiting for someone to bring light in their life and we are willing to do that as long as we have all your support.

Thank you!

Together, we are transforming lives!

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Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Twitter: @ladiesfund
Project Leader:
Tara Dawood
Karachi , Pakistan
$42,374 raised of $78,600 goal
241 donations
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