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2020 Accomplishments

  • Hamida Shaukat Ali Foundation Girls High School (HSAF). HSAF provides high caliber education support to almost 500 girls residing in village Kotshera in Gujranwala District of Punjab. For almost a decade, MGYW has been providing educational funding to HSAF girls and also contributed toward setting up the science laboratory in 2016, which enabled HSAF to obtain registration certificate by the Education Department and girls avoided traveling several miles in rickshaws to other schools to receive science credits. MGYW Board provided funding for excavation of safer drinking water well and may fund other projects.

  • MGYW’s Partnership with HOPE Schools. HOPE (Health Oriented Preventive Education) NGO was established in 1997 with a national network of schools and hospitals. Since 2011, MGYW has been sponsoring 50 young women from HOPE schools in Gadap & Korangi in Sindh, and in Muzaffarabad, AJK. In 2017, MGYW collaborated with the U.S. based Odyssia Learning Program (OSL) to introduce English as a second language online (ESL) courses at HOPE School located in a local low-income neighborhood ofKorangi, Karachi. OSL Team assisted in donation of 14 computers from Karachi Electric.

  • Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association (PFOWA). Since 2014, MGYW provides scholarships to young girls belonging to families of low income employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program offers about 30 annual grants with moderate increase in number each year. The scholarships are awarded in an annual uplifting elegant ceremony where girls present skits and tableaus to celebrate their awards. The grants and awards are distributed  by Foreign and Education Ministry dignitaries to qualified low income girls.

  • Haripur Education Transportation Project. With the Haripur Education Transportation Project, MGYW is facilitating education for about 180 girls from the Haripur District of Hazara Division in KPK Province by sponsoring the transportation expenses of these girls from their villages to Bagra Government Girls High School in Haripur. The students are transported via eight Suzuki vans from Ratta Banna and Karwala Villages to the Bagra High School and Darashakhel High School located at a distance of around eight kilometers. The next plan is to further expand this program to additional villages and add vocational training to girls and their mothers.

  • Institute of Development Studies and Practices (IDSP). In 2017, MGYW signed a MOU with the IDSP to sponsor hands-on three-month intensive hands-on training of young women from rural Balochistan in the midwifery program at Karachi’s Qatar Hospital. All of the girls belong to under-privileged backgrounds. Once trained, the girls have gone back to their villages in Balochistan and have used  their skills and abilities to save lives of almost 500 mothers and new born babies through enabling safe deliveries as well as making a decent living. Successful training for three batches completed; with fourth batch is in progress. In addition, incentive grants for 20 schools girls is enabling empowerment of the young girls and uplifting of their poverty stricken families. There are two Coordinators from IDSP which assist MGYW in managing the two programs.

  • Nagar Fort School, Chitral, KPK MGYW provides annual grants toward of education of 50 girls from underprivileged households. It addition, it has funded setting up a computer lab at at Nagar Fort School. This lab will provide to bridge the “digital gap” which lowers educational opportunities for underprivileged children. MGYW also provides gifts for children during the Eid festivals such as dresses and school bags.

MGYW Overview

Pakistan has the world's second-highest number of children -- more than 5 million -- not attending school.  More than 3 million of the children not in school -- are girls.

[Source ABC News Story, October 7. 2013]

Our programs provide almost 500 individual scholarships annually to underprivileged young women as well as support NGOs in their operation & development programs. MGYW has MOUs with several NGOs, who have an impressive network of schools with over 23,000 students in all four provinces of Pakistan and in Azad Kashmir.

Karachi, Nawabshah, Gadap (Sindh Province)

Khuzdar (Balochistan Province)

Kotshera/Gujranwala (Punjab Province)

Rawalpindi & Sagri (Punjab Province)

Haripur, Swat, & Peshawar (KPK Province)


MGYW has developed partnerships with following non-profit organizations, schools, and individuals. While MGYW supports limited number of girls in these organizations, the organizational grants have wider impact.


Society for Educational Welfare Society (SEW)

SEW has a network of 134 schools spread throughout Pakistan (13,500 students; >50% girls).


Health Oriented Preventive Education (HOPE)

HOPE has 200 formal & informal schools (10,000) schools from Karachi to Azad Kashmir.


MGYW provides grants to 40 HOPE girls, and 20 MGYW grant recipient students at HOPE organization’s Zia Colony School in Korangi also receive annually generous gift packs.


Hamida Shaukat Ali Foundation (HSAF) Girls High School

HSAF Girls High School has about 400 students. MGYW is also supporting set up of science laboratory and library.

Haripur Education Project


MGYW is facilitating education of over 60 girls by providing them transportation from their village homes to high school in Haripur. This project is in partnership with Safeer Ahmed, a respectable teacher and social worker of Haripur & Riaz Khan, CEO of MicroTrends.


Karachi Gift Pack Project

Each year MGYW sponsors gift pack distribution ceremony in Karachi where generous gift packs are distributed among young girls belonging to impoverished families. This program is organized by Fozia Khan Mazhar, Principal of Government Primary School, Federal Capital Area, Karachi and her team. MGYW also collaborates with Memon Organization of North America for gift pack distribution among young boys.


Pakistan Foreign Office Welfare Association (PFOWA)

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on September 5, 2014, between Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association (PFOWA), Islamabad and Merit Grants for Young Women (MGYW), in Los Angeles to provide 15 scholarships to PFOWA to female students belonging to families of low grade employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


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