Raising Self-Esteem of Young Girls in Pakistan

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Raising Self-Esteem of Young Girls in Pakistan

Project Report | Aug 31, 2022
Change must take place now!

By Rukhsana | Project Volunteer

It's simply not acceptable to judge someone by their skin colour.  Young girls need to be encouraged to recognize good character, strong work ethic and a well-rounded personality are what matters, not just physical appearance, and certainly not skin colour.  It's further dangerous and potentially cancer-causing to take skin-lightening creams.

Angie, 16, a girl based in Karachi, has dark skin of her ancestors, and always feels less beautiful because of others commenting on it. They don't even just comment behind her back, but often to her face, with not just disparaging phrases, but even well-meaning, "Poor Angie!"

This is unacceptable. It's not just about upbringing, nor is it only the parents' responsibility to develop self-esteem. We as a society should and must open the doors of opportunity and eradicate the ugliness of prejudice.

#EAGSkinColour is working to create consistent programming to change the dialogue. Thank you for helping us make a difference, for helping us to transform lives.

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Organization Information

Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ladiesfund
Project Leader:
Tara Dawood
Karachi , Sindh Pakistan
$928 raised of $10,000 goal
4 donations
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