PAWA (Pan Asian Women's Association)

PAWA (Pan Asian Women's Association)

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  • Education

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PAWA Focuses On A Single Purpose : To Support Underprivileged Teenage Girls’ Education In Asia.

PAWA is a UK-registered charity since 2009 and is 100% managed by committed volunteers from a range of professions. PAWA raises funds and supports small grassroots charitable projects that empower girls through education.

Educating teenage girls is critical to fighting poverty. Schooling is a precondition for girls and women to take a stance against injustice and be integrated into society and the economy. Gender equality is not only a moral and human rights issue, but the key to sustainable socio-economic development. Exclusion of women from economic life affects the prosperity of society as a whole.


PAWA’s remit is across Asia and in any given year, we are active in several countries. This year, we are supporting girls in 7 countries.

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has 17 goals; PAWA’s projects directly help realise the first five, and have an impact on all. 

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

In 2023 PAWA will be supporting 11 projects and over 2190 girls in 7 countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Thailand.

  • JMB Educational Fund – Godavari, NEPAL (8 Girls)
  • JMB Arun Bhawan – Nakhipot, NEPAL (10 Girls)
  • KARUNA TRUST – West Bengal, INDIA (800 Girls)
  • Learning for Life – Kishoreganj, BANGLADESH (60 Girls)
  • Meider Jono Asha - Hope for Girls - Dhaka, BANGLADESH (12 girls) school
  • Meider Jono Asha - Hope for Girls - Dhaka, BANGLADESH (6 girls) college
  • One Sky Foundation – Sangkhlaburi, THAILAND (144 Girls)
  • Ponheary Ly Foundation – Siem Reap, CAMBODIA (8 Girls)
  • CARE Pakistan – Lahore, PAKISTAN (1061 Girls)
  • Home of Peace - MALAYSIA (7 Girls)

Current opportunities

London (Central), SW6 2DU

We are looking for a passionate volunteer with strong communication skills who has some track record in grant writing and grant applications to...