Recent Trip to Pakistan


I’m often asked for a download after I return from Pakistan. It’s difficult to give a simple soundbite. On one hand it’s amazing, inspiring, and surprising. On the other, it can be tiring, frustrating, and unreal. In an attempt to better define the experience, and for those of you interested in reading on…Pakistan is not what […]

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Kidnap Victim Addresses Extremism


Shahbaz Taseer escaped just five months ago and traveled from Pakistan to share his experience at the 9th Annual MDF Aspen Reception hosted at the beautiful home of Kate & Chris Roberts on July 26. His father, the late Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer, was brutally assassinated by his own bodyguard nearly six years ago due […]

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Shop Goodshop


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2015 Hindu Kush Earthquake


Pakistan and surrounding regions suffered a devastating earthquake on October 26, 2015. We are relieved to let you know that all Marshall Direct Fund and Moqah Foundation staff are safe, and no one was affected directly by the disturbances. The earthquake was centered in remote northeast Afghanistan, but many of the victims were from across the border […]

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Annual Aspen Summer Events


The 2015 Marshall Direct Fund Summer Fundraiser took place July 1, 2015 at the beautiful home of Terri & Tony Caine in Aspen, Colorado. Dalia Mogahed, author of Who Speaks For Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, was our featured guest speaker. This fun evening included food by European Caterers, cocktails from Woody Creek Distillery, […]

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World Literacy Day observed in Pakistan


World Literacy Day observed
‘Constitution envisages compulsory education up to secondary level’
Daily Times – Friday, September 09, 2011
KARACHI: Sindh Senior Minister for Education & Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq has said that the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan provides for free and compulsory education from primary to secondary level and the state is responsible to implement the same.
In […]

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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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Pakistani naval officers to face court martial


Daily brief: Pakistani naval officers to face court martial
By Andrew Lebovich, August 4, 2011
A day in court

Pakistan’s military will reportedly court martial three naval officers in connection with the failure to prevent an attack carried out by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on the country’s Mehran naval base in May, which resulted in the destruction of […]

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Make your Valentine someone you don’t know!


Make your Valentine a girl you don’t know!
You were probably planning on your Valentine being your spouse, children, significant other, best friend, mother and/or someone you know, right? This year, surprise everyone and choose a girl you don’t know to be your Valentine!
Nageena: She lives in an impoverished community in Pakistan and is vulnerable to […]

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Education on the Horizon


Forward from Aanya Niaz
Knowing that today, it is unsafe for a young child to make their way to school serves as the first warning sign of a staggering nation; a nation where the prime medium of attaining stability, “education”, has been deemed sinful by the extremists, and unsafe by the citizens. My strong belief lies […]

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