Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
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Summary

Provide education to a girl and give her the ability to transform her life, enter the workforce, and have a voice. $100 (+ Global Giving fees) covers the entire education of one girl at a partner institute). Join us in not only educating 1 girl, but 1000! We have just completed 1000 girls in Karachi successfully and now begin Lahore.
$20,000
total goal
$2,481
remaining
111
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

Educate a Girl funds vocational training at a local institute in partnership with British Council, Swiss Consulate, Britush Deputy High Commission, IBA, Australian High Commission, UNDP, with supplemental training in professionalism To produce Pakistani trained wimen with heads up/cutting edge in the tight job market. This programme is enabling women to have a voice. Since we started two years ago, 1250 girls have been educated and certified in Karachi and Lagos. 3 alumna are news anchors.

Long-Term Impact

We are actively engaged in educating, grooming, mentoring and placing these girls in the job market, both in radio/tv/print journalism as well as as PR/social media bloggers for multi-nationals and corporates. This project is helping women get and keep jobs and then create a system to hire others. We are reminding girls they have a voice, giving them a platform for that voice to be heard and the freedom to say whatever they want. Six alums have donated scholarships from their first paycheques!

Resources

http:/​/​www.dawoodglobal.org
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

Organization Information

Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.dawoodglobal.org
Project Leader:
Humaira Anwaar
Karachi, Pakistan

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