Millard Mott

Turning Empty Buildings into Schools

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Friends of Pakistan USA is partnering with Hoshyar Foundation to extend girls’ education by funding three teacher’s salaries. This allows girls to attend school tuition free.

Hoshyar reports in their recent newsletter, “Our non-profit partners in Pakistan continue to develop productive relationships with each community and with the government. Hoshyar, together with Friends’ Welfare Association, expanded two abandoned girls’ middle schools into high schools and returned them to government support this year. We also converted a beautiful primary school in Bararkot village into a full-scale high school where classes are held in two shifts.

Probably the most exciting development in 2013 was that Hoshyar inaugurated higher secondary courses in four of our six schools. Twenty-four high school graduates in KPK are taking college prep classes in the humanities and sciences, and three new teachers have been hired. Scholarships for these courses are made possible by a donation from the Friends of Pakistan USA.
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Don Goldstone Education Fund

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Dear Pakistan Peace Corps Volunteers and Friends,

Recently we heard the sad news that Don Goldstone has died.

Don was the Peace Corps doctor in Lahore from 1962 – 64. While serving in this capacity he met his future wife, Marti Walsh Goldstone.

We would like to honor Don’s life and Peace Corps service with donations to FOPUSA’s girls’ Education Fund.

If you choose, you can select one of the three projects FOPUSA supports: The Citizens Foundation (Marti had raised funds for TCF while we were providing scholarships for ten girls for five years.) Rerra, Kashmir where we are currently providing scholarships for six girls to attend higher secondary school, and Hoshyar Foundation for which we are providing teachers’ salaries for three schools in Khyber Puktunkhwa. Or you can simply make a donation to our Education Fund which is dedicated to girls’ scholarships in Pakistan. We will let Marti know of your donation.

See our website for details about our projects and to make a donation via paypal: http://friendsofpakistanusa.org/. If you prefer, you can send a check made out to FOPUSA. Our address: Friends of Pakistan USA, 1305 Abbey Circle, Asheville, NC 28805

This letter is being sent to the FOPUSA Membership. Please consider forwarding it to other Returned Volunteers who may have known Don and Marti.

Thank you.

The Board of Friends of Pakistan USA

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FOPUSA Board Special Election and Updates

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We want to keep you informed about Friends of Pakistan USA happenings and to get your ideas to improve what we do.

Updates: We have a FOPUSA Board Special Election coming up for VP of Membership. We’ve just updated our website. Please take a look and give us feedback. Ann Hartman, one of our Board members, is leading a group of journalists from Pakistan who are visiting the US in April. Here’s another powerful video on the importance of girl’s education.

FOPUSA Board Special Election

We’ll be holding a Special Election in the next couple of months for VP of Membership. Patti Kratky had to resign from the FOPUSA Board for personal reasons. We’re sorry to lose her contributions on the Board but she will remain a member. If you would like to be considered as a candidate for the Board or want to recommend someone, please contact Ken Choquette our Nominating Committee Chair: kenc265@aol.com

Check Out New Website

We’ve updated the website for Friends of Pakistan USA. The new site is cleaner looking, easier to navigate and better for getting the word out to a larger audience. We want to use social media to reach as broad a community of enthusiastic folks committed to girls’ education in Pakistan. Click here (http://friendsofpakistanusa.org) .

 Meeting With Pakistani Journalists

FOPUSA Board members will be meeting with 16 journalists from Pakistan in April. We will be in Washington, DC for two days to discuss ways to strengthen girls education in Pakistan. Ann Hartman, one of our Board members, has organized the program for the East West Center at the University of Hawaii.

Fundraising Goal Exceeded

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! We exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000 for our Education Fund. Special thanks to Benny Cespedes for matching funds that pushed us to $10,400. This allows us to continue strong support for girls’ education in Pakistan.

New Global Power: Girls with Books

There are some very provocative films being published about the importance of women and their education. This is one of them. Click here (http://youtu.be/qa6BC2P2KHQ) to view this powerful film on girls’ education.

We believe that education is the best way to give Pakistani children hope and an alternative to extremism.

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