AUW Connecther Chapter-Film Club Equipment Fundraiser

The Asian University for Women is an institution founded with a mission to provide an internationally recognised undergraduate program for women. The institution is geared towards empowering the new generation to strive towards higher education, and seeks to create critical thinkers who will be passionate and committed to their country and people. The mission of the university is inherently outward looking, seeing education as a process that can only be fully actualized when what is learned in the classroom can be integrated, translated and transformed outside of the classroom.


Currently, there is a high level of interest by students at AUW in film studies. In particular, many students are passionate about using filmmaking to bring to light social issues. So far, many individual students have succeeded in making their own documentaries and have had their work screened at the ConnectHer Girls Impact the World Festival. Another key interest of the students is to undertake collaborative film projects with students in other parts of the world and at other institutions. These projects would allow students to work on films that deal with issues of social and environmental concern around the world and to use the opportunity to share their ideas and innovations.









Funding Goal
$25.00$2000.00
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Computer Education for Afghan Girls

Although more Afghan girls are attending school than ever before, many girls graduate or leave school without any marketable skills. Because many Afghan families are poor, those daughters who cannot bring extra money into the family are often forced into early marriage and child-bearing. Help the Afghan Children (HTAC) is making a difference for approximately 4,000 Afghan girls every year by enrolling them in our computer education program. HTAC was the first organization to introduce computer literacy into Afghan schools and this very special program teaches these girls key computer skills necessary for them to seek and obtain computer-related jobs in Afghanistan's emerging information technology marketplace. Over 75% of those girls who graduate from our program find well-paying and meaingful computer jobs, giving them pride, empowerment, and becoming productive citizens in Afghanistan's recovery.

Funding Goal
$2690.00$5000.00
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Connecther General Fund

Connecther is a global communication and crowdfunding platform, focused on advancing women and children in poverty in their quest for self reliance. Thank you for your support! Connecther will use these funds to provide matching grants to our project partners, to top off donations to projects that are very close to meeting their goals, and to help with Connecther's operational expenses.

Funding Goal
$42579.00$60000.00
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Educate-a-school for 3 Years!

Help us secure tuition for children's education in Pakistan for three years!

The Citizens Foundation deliberately sets up schools in the slum areas where there is acute poverty and the income level is so low that the families can not afford education for their kids. The schools impart free education and actually help the whole family as well. They teach hygiene and give uniform and books. Schools start at primary and go up to secondary school. Girls make up at least 50 % of each classroom! The curriculum is the same as what is imparted in the better schools and that is why TCF has their graduating kids going to the top institutions of Pakistan and some have also gone abroad with scholarships arranged by TCF.

An endowment fund has been set up to support The Austin School of Knowledge, but funds are consistently needed to pay for the education of the students and for the books, the teachers and general administration costs.

Funding Goal
$6630.00$10000.00
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Education and Nutrition for Burmese Girls!

Thailand plays host to over 100,000 refugees, many of which originate from Myanmar and reside in the Thai-Myanmar border regions. A number of schools have been established in this area to meet the educational needs of refugee students and ensure they are not excluded from future opportunities. This is particularly important for girls with interrupted formal education who might otherwise have been side-lined and had no hope of achieving a quality education. One such school is Minmahaw School, which has been educating youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in Burma and the Burmese refugee population living along the Thai-Burma boarder) aged 17-23 since 2009.Minmahaw School is a boarding school operating independently with volunteer teachers and management. These efforts are being undermined by the ongoing struggle to provide students with adequate nutrition. This project aims to raise funds to send a nutritional expert to Minmahaw School to educate girls about how to maintain a healthy diet and to plan a new menu plan using the resources available. This will also provide an opportunity to educate girls about maternal nutrition to ensure they can equipped with the knowledge to adequately provide for their children in future and maintain good health during pregnancy. The money raised will also sponsor students’ breakfasts for a full school year and help them to establish sustainable means of achieving sufficient nutrition in the future so that they can continue with their education unhindered by lack of basic needs.

Funding Goal
$1600.00$14400.00
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Girls Global Education Fund

In partnership with the Asian University for Women, Connecther's Girls Education Global Fund will provide scholarships to deserving students all throughout the developing world with a focus on the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Congratulations to Pooja Khati, who won the first Let Girls Learn prize for her film Asma, a portrait of a 13-year-old Bangladeshi girl who had to quit school to run her family's tea stand. In the film we see Asma working from 5 AM to midnight each day after just a few hours of sleep. She clearly expresses her dream of a bigger life. I want to study," she says. "Those who study have importance. In honor of Asma, Connecther has started a new Girls Global Education Fund. All donations to the fund will be matched up to $10,000 by The Stahl Family Foundation. Donate here to help us get 100 % of the match funds! The funds will provide scholarships for girls in the developing world. Asma will be the first recipient of these scholarship funds.

Funding Goal
$935.00$20000.00
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Girls Impact the World Film Festival

The Girls Impact the World (GITW) Film Festival is a Connecther initiative, co-sponsored by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative, that was created to provide a powerful forum for young filmmakers to speak out on critical issues that impact women and girls around the world. Watch these award-winning short films and hear some compelling young voices on such issues as educating girls, body image, human trafficking, and violence against women and girls.

Funding Goal
$22415.00$25000.00
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HOPE for Senegal 2015 Goals

Lycee Malick Sy is among the largest high schools in Senegal. It serves over 4,000 urban and rural students. With a 39.3% national literacy rate (29.2% for girls), this project is one that can have great impact. This project has 3 components: 1. Build bathroom facilities for the 4,000+ students at Lycée Malick Sy High School. Preferably, sustainable or compostable toilets. 2. Continue to support the campus sustainable teaching garden. The students run the garden with support from a Peace Corps volunteer. The goal is to use the garden as a teaching tool & eventually have it sustain itself. 3. Provide ongoing training to improve student understanding of web design and technology. These projects are completed in collaboration with local experts and volunteers and have a big impact!

Funding Goal
$930.00$10000.00
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Kibera School for Girls

The Kibera School for Girls, a tuition-free school currently serving 64 students grades pre-K through 2nd grade, plans to follow students through 8th grade. By providing a superior education and healthcare, we are able to give the brightest and most at-risk girls the power of hope and education. Run by a staff of expert female teachers, the school gives students and community-members positive female role models. With your support, we are building a global model of linking tuition free schools for girls to accessible social services for all.

Funding Goal
$1320.00$5000.00
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Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. In response, we are dedicated to building maternity hospitals, and equipping them with the latest medical equipment to save the lives of mothers and infants. With funding from ConnectHer, we can furnish a new 20-bed maternity ward.

Funding Goal
$300.00$10800.00
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Provide Surgery to Children Born With Malformations

Help us provide surgery to children who develop or are born with malformations. Many of these children get taken to traditional healers who exploit them to the full and when they fail to 'cure' the child, the parents get desperate and at times abandon the child because of their defects. The lucky ones are brought to Edna's Hospital and come from all corners of Somaliland or from neighboring Somalia, Djibouti or Ethiopia. All children are treated equally without any differences in the care we give them regardless of where they come from. The families are usually poor and have spent whatever they had on the child by the time they get to Edna's Hospital. Those who can benefit from surgery get their operation for free.

Funding Goal
$800.00$10000.00
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Send 35 Afghan Girls to School!!

Afghanistan does not have enough public schools for all children to attend, and even in areas where public schools do exist, they do often not offer a high quality education. To address this need, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi founded 4 private schools – 2 in Herat and 2 in Kabul. Creating Hope International is hoping to provide 35 Afghan girls with scholarships to attend these private schools, which will provide the girls with a high quality education and change the course of their life for the better.

Funding Goal
$330.00$9975.00
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SPONSORING ONE PEDIATRIC ER BED

Karachi is one of the most populous cities of Pakistan, with over 20 million people residing here. The vast majority belong to the lower socio-economic classes and live in urban slums. In times of emergencies, the underprivileged have to go to public hospitals which are overcrowded, understaffed, and deliver poor quality healthcare. ChildLife Foundation’s aim is to make quality critical care accessible to the children of Pakistan.

We have renovated and operate 2 emergency rooms in Public Sector Hospitals, hire and train qualified staff, and provide medicine and medical equipment.

These two facilities treat about 300,000 children annually completely free of cost. We have established protocols for treatment in collaboration with Stanford University, and our clinical staff provides trainings with certification from the American Heart Association. Our aim is to establish facilities across Karachi, such that in times of emergencies, a parent has an emergency room operated by ChildLife Foundation close to their home, where their child will be given the highest standard treatment. It costs $7 to provide a child with quality healthcare, and sponsoring the operating cost for treatment at a bed in the ER for $10,000 will ensure that approximately 1500 children will be treated. Please donate below!

Funding Goal
$500.00$10000.00
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Sughar- Giving Women Wings

You can be a part of creating a Sughar Center! Sughar provides socio-economic empowerment to tribal women in Pakistan by establishing Women's Learning and Skill Development Centers in selected rural communities. Each Center provides a 6 month course to tribal/rural women on creating value through traditional embroidery creation & enterprise development. Sughar Centers also provide basic education and literacy skills to rural women which builds their decision making abilities and increases their contribution in their households and lives. With your support, within only three years, this center will be completely self-reliant and sustainable!

Funding Goal
$16961.79$30000.00
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Support AIL's Programs at an Orphanage for Six Months!

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is offering support to a girls' orphanage which houses 200 young girls, and we need your help! In 2010, AIL began offering medical services to the girls at the orphanages, and after a government ministry saw the quality of care that AIL was offering to the girls, they asked us to begin offering educational programming as well, which we have been doing since 2011. With your help, we can offer support to the girls at the orphanage for six months.

Funding Goal
$5800.00$9450.00
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The Maia Project: Bringing Clean Water to the Children of Palestine

This project began when the Student Parliament at the UN Boys School in Bureij Refugee Camp, Gaza were given the opportunity to choose one thing they most wanted for their school: They chose to have clean drinking water. MECA's partner in Gaza heard about this vote and, after meeting with representatives from the school and the Student Parliament, came to MECA to see if we could respond to the children’s request for drinking water. MECA provided the funds to build a water purification and desalination unit for the school in 2007.

MECA is working in partnership with community organizations in Gaza to build water purification and desalination units in schools throughout the Gaza Strip.

Funding Goal
$13750.00$15500.00
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Train 1000 Midwives

Following a bitter civil war with Somalia, the newly-independent Republic of Somaliland was left with, basically, no health care professionals. One goal of the Edna Hospital is to train 1000 midwives and return them to their communities where they can help to reduce the extremely high rate of maternal and infant mortality.

Funding Goal
$18675.92$20000.00
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Train 40 Women Entrepreneurs in Somalia

Our exciting project promotes 40 women entrepreneurs in south-central Somalia. Since the project piloted in last year at our Women's Education Centre, we have trained 20 women on small-scale production on soap, introduced them to markets for sale, and helped promote best sanitary practices. Now we want to expand our program to reach 20 more women women, increase production, and create educational business classes for our students. Our goal is to empower women to become future leaders.

Funding Goal
$6915.00$8800.00
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