Marshall Direct Fund schools are thriving - Students recently participated in a spelling bee, completed more art projects, and learned about Malala earning the Nobel Peace Prize. Recently, schools were shut down nationwide for nearly three weeks in the aftermath of the Peshawar school attack (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30491435
). We hope the outrage from this attack will galvanize and unite Pakistani politicians to work more effectively ridding extremists from their borders. It is clear that extremists see education and empowerment as their biggest threats. This is all the more reason why we will continue fighting for more educational opportunities for as many underserved youth as possible. To do so, we are adding a sixth grade class to one of the schools in April since there isn't any easy to access secondary schools nearby. We are delighted that families are open to allowing boys and girls attend school together now that they see how important education is to their children, community, and future.
As always, we welcome site visits by anyone interested in our schools and activities. Know that this project enables youth and their families to obtain a credible education, valuable critical thinking skills, and provides a safe place to learn and grow. In addition, their education can better prepare them to respond to future natural disasters and the many other numerous challenges that Pakistan currently faces. Please help us generate awareness – Become a fan of our Facebook page, join us on Twitter, and share with your networks. Right now, another MDF project supporting vocational education in Pakistan is receiving matching donations through Safer World Foundation up to 50%. To see your donations go farther please donate today:www.globalgiving.org/projects/vocationaltraining-for-100-pakistaniwomen/
. If you would like to start a MDF Circle group in your community, we have various one-time or re-occurring ideas and activities that we can share with you. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Thank you so much for your continued support!