Girls 18-24 in need in Lahore from lower middle class backgrounds, or due to losing their homes from bomb blasts, terrorism and feuds, are unable to continue or afford their studies. Some fathers have lost their jobs or if they have limited funds will educate only the sons. There is also a huge market shortage of jobs and discouragement from hiring women for the few spots as men have to support a family. Women in Pakistan are underrepresented in influential jobs.
Educate a Girl funds vocational training in leadership, entrepreneurship, leadership, coding, grooming, self-confidence, et al., in partnership with Hashoo Group, British Council, Swiss Consulate, British Deputy High Commission, IBA, Australian High Commission, UNDP, etc. Out of the 2500 deserving girls who have completed our training, 1000 are working or self-employed and 38 have funded the scholarships of other girls, from their first ever paychecks!
Educate a girl and she will do the rest. We are amazed to see several alumni in great jobs, others simply open to life's possibilities and starting businesses and employing others.
Slideshare on Educate a Girl
Wiki on Educate a Girl
Each Girl has her own album on Facebook
Educate a Girl #25 speaks about her experience