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Concert Raises 3.9 Million USD

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Concert raises 3.9 million USD

The Sound Of Change concert at Twickenham Stadium, London has raised a staggering 3.9 million dollars for non-profit projects supporting women around the world, including funding for a street school in Pakistan...

Donors globally backed the appeal for funds in conjunction with the concert in June, that was set up by Chime For Change, a new campaign that’s raising donations specifically for women’s rights programmes...

Chime For Change that includes backing from partner organisations including The Global Fund for Women, Plan International, Equality Now and many others got off to a rocking start with its showcase live event...

The event featured a mixture of performers and activists including Florence + the Machine, Freida Pint, Frida Giannini, Gloria Steinem, Madonna, Beyonce, Rita Ora and many others...

Chime For Change says its concert event has helped raise financial support for 210 projects for girls and women in key areas including health, education and justice...

Projects funded by the event include Humaira Bachal's Dream Model Street School in Pakistan... a school project that is providing quality education to hundreds of students from deprived backgrounds in Pakistan...

The school in Mawach Goth, Karachi, is in an area where many girls have previously been discouraged from attending school...

Campaigner Humaira Bachal, the founder of the school, says: “My only aim is to change the mind set of my community and empower the females so that they can pursue their dreams...”

Bachal, 24, is President of the Dream Foundation, a charitable foundation that funds educational projects for women...

She started the Dream Model Street School in 2001 in her home after collecting scrap paper and pencils...

The social entrepreneur and her supporters this week celebrated the inauguration of the street school that has been backed by various non-profits, and has also been constructed with the support of the corporation, Engro Vopak...

There are plans to expand the school, which currently has 22 teachers who work voluntarily...

Source: http://www.giving-news.com

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