Create a Safer World – Fight Terrorism Through Giving
The Safer World Fund (formerly the philanthropic arm of Our Voices Together) began as a response of family and friends of loved ones killed in the terrorist acts of 9/11. It is now engaging many people who recognize how individuals can help fight terrorism. By supporting basic education, vocational training, and health care, these projects offer opportunities to impoverished people in the poorest areas of the world, especially girls and women.
Give today to the Safer World Fund, or to one of the individual projects supported by the Fund.
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Educating females is the best way to accelerate equality in society for women and girls. Many female refugees lose out on education when they are displaced, either to a foreign country or internally in Afghanistan. We provide fast track classes in literacy, mobile literacy (learning through texting), tailoring, computing, English and other subjects to thousands of women and girls, many of whom are former refugees, returned from Iran or Pakistan or internally displaced persons.
In Afghanistan, we run medical clinics, mobile units and Community Health Worker posts reaching 16,000 patients (65-70% female) each month in rural or poor urban areas. These clinic services are the only medical option for tens of thousands of people, providing treatment for injury and illness, preventive care, health education, reproductive health care, vaccinations and nutrition services. Only healthy people can work or study and properly take care of their families.
Aid Afghanistan for Education has 9 schools in 5 provinces that provide accelerated education for 3000+ marginalized women and girls. Most of our students cannot access public schools because they are widows, returned refugees, mothers, or former child brides. We're working with the Ministry of Education to make sure all women and girls, no matter their age or marital status, can access education. Since 2007, more than 2000 women have graduated with a state-certified high school diploma.
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. We are also working toward girls in Hyderabad, Pakistan as well as Balochistan, Pakistan.
Established in the year 1985 in peri-urban areas of Lahore, 3 formal and 27 informal community outreach schools of Fatima Memorial Hospital are providing education to 1850 underprivileged students. Of the enrolled students, the enrollment of girls is only 35%, reflecting the gender discrimination in the society. Hence, this project aims to provide equal educational opportunities to girls by providing them with primary/secondary education and increase their enrollment level to 50%.
This project will provide 100 yearly scholarships to at-risk youth, particularly girls, for Afghanistan's most impoverished and historically marginalized Hazara community. Through partnership with reputable grassroots K-12 organizations in Afghanistan, the Foundation has designed a low-cost merit and need-based scholarship program to provide quality education. Our partners, Marefat (Kabul), Baba (Bamyan), ROYA and Rahnaward (Ghor) offer progressive education with emphasis on critical thinking.
Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world with a rising illiteracy rate. In a country where 60 percent of youth are illiterate and only 1 in 3 women can read and write, HOPE has been working hard to reverse this trend. HOPE has implemented an innovative solution to helping girls in Pakistan's rural and remote areas such as Kashmir - HOPE home schools - whereby girls who ordinarily face multiple obstacles to obtaining an education are becoming teachers and role models in the community.
Help us support education for 28,000+ girls at 12 schools in Balkh Province, Northern Afghanistan. Since 2003, we have worked to build, repair and supply these schools, train teachers and improve the curriculum. High priority needs for 2019 include computer literacy training, computer equipment, desks, literacy programs, salaries for 2 Afghan women who are Sahar's liaisons with schools, teacher education and maintenance of roofs, drainage systems and security.
This project supports secondary education for 60 girls in various Pakistani villages. Funds provide transportation, cost of school for each girl, cost of registration, required exams, and self-growth workshops.
The Safer World Fund was created by three people who lost loved ones during the 9/11 terrorist acts in 2001. Rather than respond to the tragedy with anger, the founders chose to honor 9/11 victims by helping the people of Afghanistan. The Fund promotes education, health care, and economic opportunity to counter the sway of extremism.