Message from chair
We are thrilled to announce that our target of £10,000 for the #PAWA10GIVE10 campaign — launched to provide additional assistance to our projects during these difficult times — is very close to being reached. A whopping £9,673.95! We are truly grateful to all of you who have taken on challenges, fund raised, or donated. For those who still can, please consider donating at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PAWA10Give10 and take us over the finish line.
Congratulations to our fantastic PAWA team — led by MC member Effie Kuan — for formulating the campaign and steering it so successfully.
The commitment and generosity of our supporters have made a big difference to the lives of many girls who are struggling through this pandemic. We want to get these girls back on their feet and able to continue their education as soon as is feasible, and our projects team is monitoring their situation closely.
Through this year, which marks PAWA’s tenth anniversary, we are profiling some amazing Asian women as part of our PAWA 10 Women series — read their stories at https://pawa-london.org/pawa10women/. Their achievements are a testimony to their convictions, hard work and self belief.
It is exactly this self-belief that we want to foster in the girls we support, so that they too can realise the future of which they dream. Thank you for helping us in this.
We would love to see you at a live event in the not too distant future. Until then, we hope you get a bit of a break and some sunshine, even if it’s just in your backyard!
Chair, PAWA MC
Some wonderfully creative challe nges to raise funds! From cooking, to art, to crochet…..
And a big shout out to 7 year old Maya for the series of challenges she undertook for the campaign!
UPDATES FROM OUR PROJECTS
PAWA has provided Covid relief emergency funding to six of its projects: Karuna Trust (India), Home of Peace (Malaysia), Hope for Girls Asha (Bangladesh), Care Pakistan, One Sky Foundation (Thailand) and Learning for Life (Bangladesh)
Home of Peace
Funds are being utilised for the purchase of sanitizers, disinfectants, masks and urgent groceries. Additional supplies will be purchased as schools reopen.
Karuna Trust, West Bengal, India
Girls are having to cope with not just Covid 19, but the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan, the worst in the region in 100 years. Many have been left without shelter. PAWA funding has been applied toward emergency work.
Learning for Life, Kishoreganj, Bangladesh
Girls are being provided with basic hygiene equipment and food rations.
Former PAWA Trustee Anshu Bahanda’s daughter Amaara has started an interesting podcast series entitled Women by Example. You can listen to it on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/women-by-example/id1507815640