“Thank you very much for your kindness to me. You know most of the people of our country are poor. They are suffer many trouble in their daily affairs. I am also one of them. So thank you very much to help me to build up my career life.”
– Akhi, 14 years old
Meider Jono Asha, also known as Hope for Girls, has educated upwards of 350 illiterate teenage girls, offered extensive work training to more than 100, trained their own leaders and teachers and supported working girls and their families by offering education sponsorships up to University level.
Supporting and advising Bangladeshi women through matters that befall women in every third world country, MJAsha measure the success of their work by comparing ‘Asha’ girls to the many others who have not benefitted from such support.
PAWA was able to support MJAsha on an exciting 2015 project to open a free coaching class for teenage girls within their Literacy Centre. The aim was to support poor girls within Bangladesh by providing the personal coaching necessary to complete National Certification.
By donating £2,755, PAWA was able to fund the purchase of two refurbished laptop computers and teaching materials, to hire three teaching staff and pay for extra premises running costs.
Starting in January, MJAsha offered coaching in Maths, Bangla, English, and Computing skills, supporting 24 girls in total.
On top of this, a school sponsorship programme was also run for girls aged 13 and above, who were unable to attend school or struggling to stay in school. Sponsorship covered an initial uniform and shoe supplement, enrolment fee and monthly assistance. By donating £2,500, we were able to sponsor 15 girls bringing the total number of girls supported in Bangladesh to 39. A total of £5,255 was donated in 2015.
In 2016, PAWA continued to support the same projects in the hope that many more girls will benefit from the support given.
In 2017, PAWA donated £2,250 which supported 13 girls to stay in school by funding school uniform, school supplies, fees, and coaching.
In 2018, PAWA has increased the donation to £3,700 to support 18 girls’ schooling.
In 2019, PAWA supported a sponsorship scheme to keep girls in school, providing uniforms, books, fees and coaching, plus extra assistance for 8 of the girls to progress to further education.