PAWA Champions are generous supporters who fund raise for PAWA by setting up challenges to themselves.

They might participate in a charity swim, bike ride or marathon, or explore their creative expressions by hosting a charity gourmet dinner, music soiree or designer cake sale.

Being a PAWA Champion is fun and can engage your family and friends to do something meaningful. To discuss any ideas, please contact info@pawa-london.org

Featured Champion

PAWA Champion: Diana Chan

Diana Chan, a PAWA Friend and former Chief Executive at EuroCCP, has raised almost £12,000 for PAWA. She organised a wonderful fundraising challenge around the Asian love of food. Every donor to her raffle received a collection of Asian recipes or could win a Chinese dinner for 6 people specially prepared and cooked by Diana. She ...
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Past Champions

Irwan Mihat PAWA London Marathon Challenge Champion 2018

Rising to the Challenge despite a Knee Injury to Support Girls’ Education ¦ PAWA Champion Irwan Mihat

PAWA’s purpose to raise funds for girls’ education in Asia inspires many far and wide. And it’s not just women who want to support the hopes and dreams of girls across Asia. Men are as much part of the PAWA family of supporters as women. This year, Wes Masters and Irwan Mihat are running the London Marathon to raise funds for a Floating School for girls in Bangladesh. Meet Irwan in today’s feature article below… Irwan writes: I am 38 years old Penang-born chap but grew up in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. I am from Brickfield, Kuala Lumpur. I am a fund manager for a Malaysian investment house based in the City. Prior to London, I was attached to another
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Women should have the same rights of education as men ¦ Wes Masters PAWA Champion

The PAWA supporter family ranges far and wide. Both women and men who feel passionately about supporting girls’ education across Asia are part of the Pan Asian Women’s Association, raising funds for this valuable cause. Wesley Masters is one of two PAWA supporters running the 2018 London Marathon to help PAWA create a floating school for the girls of the Haor region in Bangladesh. PAWA Chair, Zehan Albakri, sets the scene for us of how this decorated soldier came to be involved with PAWA. Zehan says, “Wes spotted the PAWA stand at the Super Heroes run at Regents Park last year and emailed us out of the blue to say he really wanted to do a challenge for PAWA. He
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PAWA Champion Sybil Poon

PAWA Champion: Sybil Poon

PAWA Benefactor Sybil Poon and her husband Patrick celebrated their special wedding anniversary by hosting a Sunday lunch and a charity music performance in aid of PAWA. It was a fun-filled afternoon with lots of singing and dancing.  Sybil raised a total of  £2,272.50.
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Floating School

PAWA Champions: Jonathan Collyear and Harry Verden

PAWA Runners, Jonathan Collyear and Harry Verden took part in the London Marathon to raise money. Between them, they raised just over £6500 towards the cost of building a Floating School. PAWA and Learning for Life are collaborating on a project to improve access to secondary education for 30-60 teenage girls from very poor communities in the area of the  “Haor” river basin in Bangladesh by building a new ‘Floating School’ for them. Dwellers of this area are isolated from the mainland for nine months of the year during the monsoon seasons. Teenage girls are especially vulnerable to having to stop education and being forced into early marriage as it is not safe for an adolescent girl to go to school on her own. Learning for Life have an
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PAWA Champion Theo Verden

PAWA Champion: Theo Verden

Congratulations to Theo for celebrating his 16th birthday by raising enough funds to support 16 PAWA girls for a year, a total of £384.
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PAWA Champion: Grace Lau

A big thank you to Grace Lau for donating her £100 fee from a photography workshop, "Interpreting the Contemporary Portrait" that she held at the Battle Photographic Society. Using her book "21st Century Types" which is of portraits of Hastings visitors and inhabitants posing in a constructed Victorian portrait studio, the 50 members will have two months to interpret their own versions of the contemporary portrait.
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PAWA Champion: Ruihua Wang

PAWA Champion: Ruihua Wang

Ruihua completed a duathlon (it was meant to be a triathlon but changed due to poor water quality) in aid of PAWA . She raised £176.25 which will help support the education of 7 PAWA girls for a year.
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Oakwood School Champions

PAWA Champion: Oakwood School

Oakwood School in Surrey became the first PAWA School Champion in September 2016 when the children raised an incredible £177.40 from their own pocket money and piggy banks after hearing a talk about our work to help send impoverished girls to school in Asia. Thanks to the children's generosity, this is enough money to put seven girls in school for one year. The children heard about PAWA at a school assembly and showed great compassion. Many have written messages of support and decorated pictures for us to send to the schools we support. Headmaster Mr Ciro Candia congratulated the top four "givers" during fundraising week. The photo features Mr Candia with the winners, from left to right: Theo from Year 5,
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PAWA Champion: Sri Owen

Sri Owen, a freelance food and cookery writer, a cookery teacher, and a food consultant, celebrated her 80th birthday on 31st March 2015 with a special fundraiser for PAWA and raised £1877.50. In 2014, Sri raised £80 for PAWA by hosting a delicious "Indonesian food demonstration and lunch" at her home for 6 PAWA supporters. Sri and her husband Roger have been PAWA Friends since PAWA first launched and are real PAWA Champions! Sri acted as a PAWA Champion again in 2016 on 7th August at the Indonesian Bazaar at Wisma Nusantara, when she kindly donated the sales of her book collection to PAWA, amounting to £114. In 2017, Sri raised £200 for PAWA from a Sale of her extensive library of culinary books as well as some of her special china
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PAWA Champion: Prithiva Navan

PAWA Champion: Prithiva Navan

A huge thank you to PAWA Benefactor, Prithiva Navan who organised a delightful evening at Battersea Quarter Cafe in aid of PAWA and raised an amazing £1,300. The evening was well attended with 44 guests who enjoyed a delicious Mediterranean menu with music by Jennifer Moxham.
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PAWA Champion: Roger Owen

Roger Owen, our first male PAWA Friend, celebrated his 80th birthday on 6th May 2016 with a special fundraiser at Providores restaurant with a bespoke menu created by chef Peter Gordon and Roger's wife, Sri Owen. The evening raised over £1600.
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Yang May Ooi Bound Feet Blues

PAWA Champion: Yang May Ooi

Yang May Ooi wrote and performed "Bound Feet Blues - a life told in shoes" at the Tristan Bates Theatre in 2015 and kindly offered an exclusive evening for PAWA supporters. The evening ended with a Q&A with Yang May and the director Jessica Higgs plus a Xmas supper reception and raised £450.
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Champion Paul Lau

PAWA Champion: Paul Lau

Paul Lau marked his 60th birthday on 12th December 2015 by organising a special Musical Soiree with several of his musician friends and raised £1192.50 for PAWA.
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PAWA Champion: Sir Thomas Harris

Sir Thomas Harris, kindly donated his fee of £300 for a talk that he did at the Korean Embassy. Sir Thomas served in the Diplomatic Service, notably as British Ambassador in Korea, Britain's Consul General in New York, and the UK's Director-General for Trade and Investment in the USA. He recently retired as vice-chairman of Standard Chartered but is still active in bodies encouraging trade with Pakistan, India, and other Asian trade partners as well as a Trustee of Asia House.
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PAWA Champion: Elizabeth Phillips

Elizabeth Phillips, a 6th form student donated her prize of £250 for receiving the Westminster School Best Musician of the Year 2015.
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PAWA Champion: Clare Muhiudeen

Clare Muhiudeen, one of PAWA's founding Charter members and Managing Director at Towers Watson, swam 2.2km in the Jax Sheko Challenge in Hong Kong and raised £1688.75.
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PAWA Champion: Diocesan Old Girls’ Association (DOGA UK)

Diocesan Old Girls’ Association (DOGA UK) is an alumni group for former students and staff of Diocesan’s Girls’ School Hong Kong who live or study in the UK and they raised £100 from their Chinese New Year Luncheon raffle.
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