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Steven Shadman's Fundraiser:

Steven & Saida's Charity Wedding Registry

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EVENT DATE: Oct 14, 2017

AMOUNT RAISED OFFLINE: $2,000.00

THE STORY:

We are so happy that so many friends and family will be celebrating with us in Marrakech!  We understand that it is a big commitment and we truly mean it when we say that your presence is present enough for us!  Many people have asked us though about registries and given that we are in our 30's already and have all the plates/spoons/wine glasses we could ever need we thought it would be better to raise money for charity instead.  In Project Soar we believe we have found a charity committed to a cause very close to our hearts.

Project Soar's mission is simple: to empower Moroccan adolescent girls to continue their education by providing after-school academic support, as well as life skills and leadership coaching. Project Soar works to keep girls in school and to prepare them for more productive, fulfilled futures.

Although education is obligatory in Morocco until age 16, socio-economic barriers often get in the way of making education equal and accessible for girls. Public schools in Morocco lack resources and still suffer from gender disparity. According to the World Bank, in 2012 the net enrollment rate in lower secondary school was 79% for boys in urban areas but only 26% for girls in rural areas.  When girls drop out of school, they become vulnerable to early marriage and early motherhood. Of concern, the rate of girl marriages in Morocco is increasing, not decreasing. 

Project Soar provides critical after-school programming intended to help adolescent girls (especially those in semi-rural and rural areas) to develop a strong sense of self and increase their chances of academic success. Project Soar activities are led by qualified instructors and comprise a range of activities.  Academic support includes tutoring in key subjects, as well as high school entry exam preparation. The Project Soar headquarters offers a supportive and safe place for girls to do their homework during the week. 

Additionally, Project Soar offers a wide range of non-academic activities aimed at empowering girls.  Our athletics program introduces girls to a diverse set of sports, and our health classes cover an array of topics essential for adolescent girls.  We also provide Project Soar girls with innovative period kits to help manage their menstruation. To spark creativity, we hold  art classes throughout the year, and organize field trips to be expose girls to new ideas and experiences.  Summers are devoted to a series of week long activities that build girls empowerment from different angles. All these activities combine to support the overall well-being of adolescent girls. 

Only girls who stay in school can participate in Project Soar – every girl takes the Project Soar Pledge, affirming her commitment to do so. 

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To This Fundraiser

$13,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Sivakumar/Alagappan family

     

  • Jean-Yves/Rob

     

  • Shohreh and Mohammad

     

  • Roya Rashidmanafi

     

  • Ali & Sharon Shadman

     

  • Negar & Alireza Shadman

     

  • Jess & Eric

     

  • Pele and Kelly

     

  • Matthew and Katie Bloom

     

  • Shawyon and Kristin Shadman

     

  • Jake Saper

     

  • Afsaneh & Hassan

     

  • EY TPRC Team

     

  • Yekta and Ali

     

  • Bill and Ruby Morse

     

  • Sheila & Nathan

     

  • Pam and Scott Stewart

     

  • Alice Edmondson and Bill Stage

     

  • Babak and Beeta

     

  • Anne, Kate, Chris, Evelyn, John & Wheels

     

  • Laura, Rob, Julia and Elizabeth Hayden

     

  • Lina & Ahmed

     

  • Rasheed and Ivana Sabar

     

  • Hassan & Mahvash Milani

     

  • Bob & Barb Castle

     

  • Pavone Family

     

  • Uncle Ted, Aunt Anne, Ned, Liz, Rooney and Olivia

     

  • Abdi & Yasi

     

  • Nafisseh & Bahman

     

  • Maryam shadman

     

  • El Mehdi Hachad

     

  • Aghdas Sameti

     

  • Susan and Andrew Lese

     

  • Pooja & Aditya

     

  • Swapna And Johny

     

  • Famille EL MALTI

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lasquibar Family

     

  • Offline donations

     

  • Julia

     

  • Sofia and Matt diMaggio

     

  • Mohsen and Ramak

     

  • Katherine Colquitt

     

  • zouhair Benkhaldoun

     

  • Sakina and Sami-Réda Benkhaldoun

     

  • Pat and Alex Davidson

     

  • Nivi Raghunandan

     

  • Barbara Poole von Schilcher

     

  • Sheida Chaikin

     

  • Hodjat and Shahrzad Hamidi

     

  • Elaine Eagle and Jonathan McHugh

     

  • The Bencivengas

     

  • Shiva and Shahrokh Zargham

     

  • Leone Family

     

  • Williams et Laurène BUSTIN

     

  • Matt and Megan

     

  • Erinne and John

     

  • Tom Morse and Alinda Drury

     

  • Mandana, Adam & Rohan

     

  • Goly K.

     

  • Cameron and Maryam Tousi

     

  • The Vranos Family

     

  • Kate Sturman

     

  • Shelly and Jeff Kuzniarek

     

Our Causes

Steven & Saida's Charity Wedding Registry's Photo

PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

Donor Comments

Shelly and Jeff Kuzniarek

Shelly and Jeff Kuzniarek

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

Lots of love to you both! 6 months ago

Kate Sturman

Kate Sturman

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

6 months ago

The Vranos Family

The Vranos Family

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

7 months ago

Cameron and Maryam Tousi

Cameron and Maryam Tousi

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

8 months ago

Goly K.

Goly K.

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

Congratulations!! 8 months ago

Mandana, Adam & Rohan

Mandana, Adam & Rohan

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

9 months ago

Tom Morse and Alinda Drury

Tom Morse and Alinda Drury

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

9 months ago

Erinne and John

Erinne and John

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

9 months ago

Matt and Megan

Matt and Megan

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

9 months ago

Williams et Laurène BUSTIN

Williams et Laurène BUSTIN

CHARITY: PROJECT SOAR MARRAKECH

9 months ago