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Total funding goal: $20,000

Total funding to date: $2,935

Remaining goal: $17,065

Total Donors: 21


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

Project start date: 11/30/1899

Project completion date: 11/30/1899

Latest project status

General Status Update

Date: 05/23/2018

Keeping Girls in School

May 2018


Our first recipient of the Global Girls Education Fund, Asma Akter, 15, has managed to stay in school despite pressure to go back to work to help support the family. She is working with a private tutor to catch up academically. She can now read English, and she is improving in other subjects as well. "Asma is eager to know about different things," says her tutor.View More


General Status Update

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 Global Education Fund provides scholarships to deserving students all throughout the developing world with a focus on the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Project implementation and supervision by Azmina Karim.

Photo credit by John Stanlake

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Connecther's Girls Global Education Fund will provide scholarships to deserving students all throughout the developing world with a focus on the Middle East, South 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, Connectherhas 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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In 2016 the film Asma (made by a Bangladeshi student) won and award at GITW and inspired us to create the Girls Global Education Fund & Language Lab in Bangladesh: The project provides scholarship funds for several financially challenged girls each year. In addition, Connecther is establishing a language lab at the Asian University for Women. The language lab will serve severely marginalized groups including garment workers, Rohingya ethnic minorities, and the daughters of Grameen Bank microcredit borrowers.

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 dont 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.

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