In the years since its foundation in 2009, PAWA has raised and granted nearly £300,000 to support 23 charitable projects that improve girls’ education in 12 countries.
Through these projects, we have made quality education more attainable to over 12,000 girls and improved their life prospects.
In 2019 PAWA will be supporting 12 projects in 8 countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
PAWA raises funds through its supporters, donors, events and online campaigns. PAWA aims to bring together individuals, trusts, foundations and corporations to help support a portfolio of small grassroots projects that empower women through education.
PAWA’s contribution to beneficiary countries is well recognised by their diplomatic corps in the UK. Those which have hosted events and fundraising dinners for PAWA supporters include the Embassies of Indonesia and Korea, and the High Commissions of Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore and Sri Lanka. PAWA is also very honoured to have had the opportunity to present fundraising events hosted by the Ambassadors of China, Indonesia, Korea and Pakistan at their residences.
Each year, charitable projects are proposed by PAWA’s international network of supporters. All proposals are carefully vetted and checked by the PAWA Projects Committee following strict guidelines before presenting them to PAWA Trustees for the selection process. Selected projects are carefully monitored by PAWA’s Projects Committee and are visited by its supporters throughout the year as opportunities arise.
Since PAWA’s inception, its administrative expense ratio is less than 5%. Over 95% of our income is donated to support underprivileged teenage girls’ education in Asia.
A copy of the latest Trustees Report can be seen here.
PAWA usually makes grants for specific projects or purposes, although it also makes grants towards charities’ general running costs.
Examples of grants for specific projects or purposes include:
- Tuition fees for impoverished girls to continue their education
- Extra tuition to help girls pass national school-leaving exams
- Life-skill classes
- Vocational training – nursing, medical technician, tailoring, entrepreneurship
- English language training
- Science teachers training
- After-school activities to improve mental health and well-being
- Purchase of textbooks and library books
Examples of grants for general costs include:
- Teachers’ salaries, training, educational equipment for a girls’ school
- Leadership courses
- Building of a community centre for English tuition
Selected Charitable Projects 2018
We always consider applications for new projects. All PAWA supporters are encouraged to propose new projects for funding consideration. Please get in touch if you would like more information.