Wish List


Executive Director, Jodi Fischer was showcased in her alma mater’s publication, the University of Denver Magazine. In this piece, you can learn more about the work of Marshall Direct Fund in Pakistan and some of the ways you can get involved. Jodi and other supporters periodically visit Pakistan and are happy to bring any of the following wish list items. […]

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Shop and Support


Want to make a difference with your online shopping? The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate a percentage of your purchase to us when you choose Marshall Direct Fund as your favorite charity, allowing us to continue changing the lives of youth and young women who need education and vocational skills. Shopping never felt so good! […]

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The Kids Aren’t All Right


A very informative organization called Healthcare-administration-degree.net has put together a great interactive infographic entitled “The Kids Aren’t All Right.” If you go to http://www.healthcare-administration-degree.net/world/ and click on the “Girls Enrolled in School” tab on the right, you’ll see something that looks like this:

But don’t just read about it here; go to http://www.healthcare-administration-degree.net/world/ and see for yourself how disheartening the […]

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Teach a Man to Fish


The Marshall Direct Fund is excited to announce our partnership with Teach a Man to Fish, a NGO focused on supporting education initiatives across the developing world. Founded in London in 2006, Teach a Man to Fish began by funding innovative projects that share its mission of financially sustainable education to reduce poverty and unemployment, […]

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MDF Board Member wins Human Rights Award


MDF Board Member wins Human Rights Award
Congratulations Shehrbano
Pakistani journalist and daughter of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, Shehrbano Taseer, received a Human Rights Award during an annual award dinner in New York City on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
Human Rights First honored Shehrbano “for her courage in carrying out her father’s legacy of religious […]

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Mangoes and Schools: Rethinking U.S. Aid to Pakistan


by Fritz Lodge
This summer, after nearly two years of bureaucratic wrangling, the first of Pakistan’s famous mangoes will appear in fruit aisles across the United States. Unfortunately, their arrival will turn few heads. Though officially the world’s sweetest mango (by scientific consensus) the fortunes of this newest export seem unlikely to fill the schedule of […]

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Project Update – Education: Long-term Solution


Did you know that educating youth (and ensuring girls and women’s education) improves the health status of children and the economic development of their communities? Statistics reveal that for every 1% increase in education there is a .3% increase in economic growth.
Now more than ever, youth in Pakistan need access to […]

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New & Exciting Events Coming Soon


If you or anyone you know lives in Chicago, DC, NYC, Houston, London and/or Lahore and would be interested in participating in or helping organize an MDF event, please contact us.We have exciting plans to be in all cities in the coming months.

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Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. supports MDF


Pakistani Ambassador, His Excellency Husain Haqqani delivered a powerful and candid presentation at our annual fundraiser in Aspen. He spoke about the recruitment of child soldiers in Pakistan, the domestic and international threat it poses, and the importance of education and access to knowledge in order to curb its development.
“..the conflicts […]

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