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Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl Vetted since 2014 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

Provide education to a girl and give her the ability to transform her life, enter the workforce, and have a voice. $100 (+ GlobalGiving 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 250 in Lahore. Your donation will go toward educating girls in Lahore, Pakistan.

$50,000
total goal
$1,268
remaining
209
donors
3
monthly donors
4
years

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 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!

Long-Term Impact

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.

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, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.dawoodglobal.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ladiesfund
Project Leader:
Tara Dawood
Karachi, Pakistan
$48,732 raised of $50,000 goal
 
347 donations
$1,268 to go
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