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. Donations to the Safer World Fund and its beneficiaries are currently being matched at 50%. See full terms here.

Fast Track Education for Afghan Women and Girls
Provide literacy and other fast track education to thousands of women and girls, many of whom are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who were deprived of learning and are now eager to become literate and learn skills at an accelerated pace to catch up with their peers.
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Support for medical clinics, mobile units and Community Health Workers (CHWs) reaching 16,000 patients a month in rural or poor urban areas of Afghanistan. These clinic services are the only medical option for tens of thousands of people providing treatment, preventive care and health education.
Vocational Training for 5,000 Women in Pakistan
Pakistan is ranked second to last worldwide in terms of women engaged in the workforce. Gaining support of male family members, MDF provides young women with training to learn entrepreneurial skills to start or grow businesses so that they may send their children to school, and lift their families out of poverty.
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate 3000 Women
Aid Afghanistan for Education has 13 schools in 6 provinces that provide accelerated education for over 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.
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
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 2017 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.
Trigger the girl effect with education
Around the world, millions of primary-aged children are out of school - and girls are are far more likely than boys to never set foot in a classroom. To address this, BRAC is training local women as teachers and opening pre-primary and primary schools for children from poor families, especially girls. Building on over 40 years of experience in Bangladesh, BRAC has now expanded its education work to Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
Teach Young Afghan Women to Teach Afghan Girls
The project helps women ages 17 to 24 in rural Afghanistan (near Mazar-i-Sharif) to attend a two-year teacher training program, with a strong emphasis on teaching math, science and health. Our goal is to fund one year's worth of: safe and reliable transportation for 60 students from home to the center; salary supplement for the science, math and technology trainer; textbooks and notebooks; rent for the facility, night guard and vehicle; salary for the program manager; and vehicle rental.
Skill Trainings for Young Women in Pakistan
Most deserving poor youth & young women will be selected to start income generation and entrepreneur skills in YOUNG WOMEN residing in slum areas and belongs to poor families through Skill & Entrepreneur training center for 300 young women ages between 14 to 24 years at the initial stage within a year time frame.
The Safer World Fund
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 extremists and terrorist tactics.

Matching Funds Available

Donations to the Safer World Fund and its beneficiaries are currently being matched at 50%.  See full terms here.

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