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Total funding goal: $20,000

Total funding to date: $935

Remaining goal: $19,065

Total Donors: 10

Connecther

Connecther matches donors with projects that are providing services to women and children in their quest for self-reliance.

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Project start date: 11/30/1899

Project completion date: 11/30/1899

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Date: 04/21/2016

Asma is the First Recipient of a Scholarship from Connecther's Girls Global Ed Fund!

Asma by Pooja Khati, Asian University for Women

This is a story about a thirteen year old girl, Asma. She is not a normal child; she doesn't have a childhood. Neither she has friends nor she goes to school. Due to poverty and lack of opportunities, her life is limited in a Tea shop.  Asma is the first recipient of Connecther's Girls Global EducView More


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Girls Global Education Fund



Chittagong, Bangladesh

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.


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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.

See film here: http://www.connecther.org/gitw/galleryview/id/771




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Inspired by Let Girls Learn, Connecther and the Girls Impact the World (GITW) Film Festival will raise awareness in communities worldwide about access to girls education and schooling in the developing world, including through the development of films focused on adolescent girls education. Today, there are many global barriers – infrastructure, technology, learning materials, and basic supplies.

In honor of International Women's Day 2016, Connecther is launching the Girls Impact the World (GITW) Global Chapters. Our chapters around the world will screen short films from the Girls Impact the World Film Festival--3 to 6 minute films about such subjects as the education of girls, economic independence for girls, redefining beauty and other critical issues. Inspired by Let Girls Learn, each screening will include a session about girls’ education.

In addition, Connecther & Girls Impact the World Film Festival is proud to announce and award the Let Girls Learn prize, an award that will help drive forward government focus, funds and access to education to all, particularly the 62 million girls who don’t have access to education today.

Every year, in honor of the grand prize winner, Connecther will dedicate $2500 to its Global Fund for Girls Education.