Pakistani American Forum/
Merit Grants for Young Women
MGYW is a 501(c) (3) registered nonprofit organization in the United States with a mission to promote higher education for meritorious but financially underprivileged young female students of Pakistan. Since its establishment in 2000, under the Pakistani American Forum (PAF), MGYW has been providing assistance each year to hundreds of deserving girl students in Pakistan in the form of tuition fee, books, uniforms, and monthly financial assistance so they can continue their studies. Additionally, MGYW partners with established charity schools that predominantly educate girls in impoverished rural or urban areas of Pakistan.
The mission of MGYW is to promote higher education among meritorious but financially underprivileged young women of Pakistan.
Our vision is to empower impoverished young women through education.
MGYW raises funds for the tuition, books, and uniform of meritorious girls as well as a modest monthly stipend. Our programs offer incentives to poor families, particularly the mothers, to increase the educational opportunities for their daughters and improving the quality of life for the entire family. We partner with sound charity schools that are educating girls in impoverished rural or urban areas of Pakistan.
Birth of MGYW
The Pakistani American Forum (PAF) was founded in 1993 by Dr. Farhana Mohamed. PAF organizes educational, social, and cultural programs to foster greater understanding of Pakistan in America. The Pakistani American Forum - Merit Grants for Young Women (MGYW) was conceived in 2000 and incorporated into PAF as an addendum to its bylaws by five core members.
Location in Pakistan
In Pakistan, it is registered as the Merit Grants for Young Women Welfare Organization under Government of Sindh’s Social Welfare Department - PCSW (c) 1132 under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance, 1961.
The address in Pakistan is A-12, City Cottage, Block 4A, Abdul Hassan Isphahani Rd., Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi.
HISTORY & MISSION OF MGYW