Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future
Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future
Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future
Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future
Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future
Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future
Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future
Educate a Girl in Pakistan & Give Her a Future

Sabeen (name changed) is a bright, go-getter girl. She is always looking for a chance and when the Edycate a Girl programme accepted applications, she was one of the first to apply. It was immediately clear, she was different from other girls. Although just a teenager and one who had never worked before, she was determined to start a business with her learning and was open and focused about her desire to hire other Educate a Girl scholars. 

Whike this seemed a very ambitious goal, within three months of graduating, Sabeen launched her own magazine and hired 3 other scholarship girls for writing and photography. She even interviewed some of the trainers and celebrity Chief Guests of the origramme for her magazine.

A remarkable girl on the fast track, Sabeen is an example of what's real and what's possible through Educate a Girl. All thanks to your donation.

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We are thrilled to be educating girls in person again. Recently, we vocationally educated 95 of the daughters of the staff of Sindh Governor House, Karachi.  We educated the daughters of the guards, the sweepers, the tea boys, the protocol officers, and so forth.

"The education of girls is very important to both Sindh and Pakistan, and the education of the daughters of our Governor House Sindh staff is very dear to my heart. It is a real privilege to have Dawood Global Foundation through its Educate a Girl by LADIESFUND vocationally train 85 of our staff’s daughters in soft skills, communication and media studies, and career navigation, all of which is critical for their success in life. We wish them the best in their schooling and career," said Governor Sindh Imran Ismail.

“It is essential to provide opportunities to women for their betterment and progress,’ was famously said by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Quaid-i-Azam.

Governor Sindh also donated sewing machines to 20 scholars, daughters of Governor House Sindh staff.

Educate a Girl vocational scholarships are merit and need based trainings to uplift girls and young women and position them for fast track rising in their career paths. Trainings include coding, e-commerce, media studies, financial literacy, writing and communication skills, how to job interview successfully, how to negotiate salaries, art and culture, entrepreneurial skills, and money management. Many of our alumni have gone on to esteemed jobs, including 8 news anchors, multiple award-winning journalists, international fellowship winners, entrepreneurs, and so forth.

In 2016, we held our first training at Sindh Governor House.  Several scholars went on to successful career paths, some become our interns and one our LADIESFUND Bachelors scholarship winner, where we funded her bachelors at Iqra University. For this course, we have selected some of the most brilliant minds and achievers across our nation to train the 85 girls and young women who are the daughters of the staff of Sindh Governor’s House. In addition to art history trainings by sculptor Amin Gulgee and Sibtain Naqvi, the scholars were given tours of the artwork and Amin’s famous sculpture in the lobby of Sindh Governor’s House.

Kiran Zubair representing the State Bank of Pakistan taught them financial literacy and money management, Moneeza Butt taught How to Navigate the Workplace as a Woman, Zehra Mehdi How to Interview for a Job and Succeed in Getting the Positions You Want, and Tamie Adaya and Soraya Rahim spoke on believing in your dreams and negotiating for your wants.  The French Consul General Christian Testot encouraged and guided the girls to consider and apply for international educational and job opportunities and to learn foreign languages.

Deepak Perwani taught them how to dress appropriately for the workplace.  Chairman NEPRA Touseef Farooqui will speak on Navigating Your Career to the Top and Chairman NEPRA Touseef Farooqui will speak on Navigating Your Career to the Top. Khursheed Hyder, Zurain Imam and Erum Noor Muzaffar taught on Effective Communication and Uzman Jaffery on The Art of Storytelling. Sana Pirzada spoke extensively on sexual harassment and protection of the body, and Hameeda Khan of Sensei Zain Imam’s Dojo taught self-defense tips. Emu of Fuzon surprised all with an emotional session on The Power of Music.These soft skills trainings are truly world class and prepare the scholars for career growth and success.  We wish them all the best of luck!

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Schools are back on and life is resuming normality to some degree.  However, for many girls, time list meant education lost.

Eisha (name changed), 8, spent the past year in a half at home. Sometimes she played with her sisters, sometimes, she helped her mother with the household. What she wasn't doing was formally learning school subjects.

Your funds were critical in that they gave girls like Eisha access to short online lessons which she could watch when she had access to internet, rather than only at specific times. This flexibility enabled her to access learning, even in less than ideal circumstances.

She would listen and learn when her family was asleep at night. She found it most peaceful and productive for her.

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The fourth wave of COVID-19 has hit Pakistan - the Delta Variant - and is expected to be worse than the previous three combined.  Schools have been shut again with no announced date to reopen.

Since no one actually knows what the impact will be, certainly the young girls are feeling lost and disheartened with the current situation.

Your donations are going toward ensuring their education continues, whether via reading books at home, assignments via email, or even classes that take place sporadically when there is a dip in COVID-19 numbers.

It is a struggle and unknown territory, but we must keep prioritizing educaiton and ensuring these girls in need don't fall behind.

Believe in these girls, support them with their education and donate now so whatever happens, girls can still get an education.

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COVID-19 numbers go up and down and now Pakistan is facing the third wave, this tougher variant from the UK and times are scary, particularly for youth, and particularly for young girls who often are not told the truth about what is happening, even when they may be losing loved ones, particularly elders. This has resulted in schools finallly opening and thereafter closing again.

This is very disorientating as well as depressing for some girls, although all realize it's for safety. Your donations are going toward ensuring their education continues, whether via reading books at home, assignments via email, or even classes that take place sporadically when there is a dip in COVID-19 numbers.

It is a struggle and unknown territory, but we must keep prioritizing education and ensuring these girls in need don't fall behind. Believe in these girls, support them with their education and donate now.

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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
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