Message from chair
A season for giving
The #PAWA10 Give10 campaign has come to an end and your generosity has enabled us to comfortably exceed our target of £10,000 to end with £12,315 (plus Gift Aid). This is an outstanding result at a time when we know there are many worthy causes to which you could be directing your donations and we are very grateful.
The funds raised have helped provide much needed provisions for our girls, and enabled distance learning where possible. Without this interim assistance, many of them would find it hard to resume their schooling. And the statistics tell us that education is the single most important factor in taking them out of the cycle of poverty and discrimination. So thank you for helping us keep their hopes alive.
Although the campaign has closed, you can make a donation at any time through our website.
Meanwhile, we continue to celebrate Asian womens’ achievements through our PAWA10Women series. Have a look at https://pawa-london.org/pawa10women/
Amid all the gloom, we stay hopeful at PAWA. Our supporters have given us reason.
Chair, PAWA MC
"Step up for girls" Campaign
Dr Hannah Nazri, clinician scientist, bioentrepreneur and women’s rights advocate, compiled this list of notable Asian women in the medical field for her #PAWA10Give10 challenge. https://hannah.nazri.org/inspirational-asian-women-in-medicine-a-non-exhaustive-list. A very impressive grouping.
Thank you to Andrea Cheong, co-founder of Fleurose London, for donating to PAWA via the sale of specially created charity masks.
Check out Fleurose’s beautiful, sustainable face masks at https://www.fleuroselondon.com
If you have a great fundraising idea or would like to donate some of the proceeds from products you sell, please consider becoming a PAWA champion. More details at https://pawa-london.org/get-involved/pawa-champions/
Save the date: October 9th, 1-2pm
Join us for a lunchtime Zoom event to mark the International Day of the Girl. We will be hearing from one of the girls we support at Ponheary Ly, Cambodia, and from Cecilia Zhao, Oxford University student and member of the Oxford Union, who utilises her social media reach to further her message of inclusivity and women’s empowerment.
Full details to be sent out soon .
Bal Jeevan , India
The situation in Mumbai, India, continues to be challenging but we are delighted that four of the girls supported by PAWA passed their board exams with excellent results. We hope that their ambitions — from joining the police force to becoming a teacher — are realised and salute their hard work and tenacity amidst their extremely difficult circumstances.
Hope for girls - Asha , Bangladesh
The literacy centre has been closed but Asha have set up Asha Girls Learning Online. Small groups of girls go to the centre to access the online lessons. Additionally, the project has been supporting girls with regular food parcels.
Congratulations to all the girls who had taken their Secondary School Certificate exams in February and successfully passed them.
The Covid emergency response fund has facilitated the distribution of food to girls sponsored by PAWA.
City Giving Day - 22 September 2020
Euroclear has added PAWA as one of the eligible charities for their staff payroll donation scheme. PAWA will also be one of two charities that will receive donations raised through the company’s online quiz for employees.
Clifford Chance will include PAWA to their list of charities featured on their City Giving Day activities and will also add PAWA to their staff payroll donation scheme.
The Federation of International Women’s Associations in London invite you to a Zoom talk on “The islamic garden as sacred art” on 1st October at 10.30am.
This is a free event with an optional donation to the Alfanar Emergency Lebanon Appeal