Karachi, November 2015: Dawood Global Foundation hosted a Private Cooking class fundraiser titled “How to Master the Art of French Macarons” at “Avari Towers in Asia Live Restaurant”. 100% proceeds to Educate a Girl, an Award winning charitable program aimed at providing scholarships to girls in Karachi vocationally to become Journalists and founded in 2013. All the attendees were personally trained by Kausar Z. Ahmed on how to make perfect French Macarons.


“I am happy to be able to support the education of deserving girls in journalism,” stated Kausar Z. Ahmed, and in such a fun way!


Tara Uzra Dawood, President Dawood Global Foundation and Founder of Educate a Girl spoke on the importance of strengthen women’s voice in media and have better and more professional gender representation in this important field. “We are delighted to partner with Kausar Z. Ahmed and Avari Hotels to hold this Fundraiser which underscores how diverse and talented supporters of Educate a Girl and the education of girls are.”


Avari Towers was the Venue Partner, and General Manager Erik Huyer commended the program Educate A Girl and spoke on the importance of such initiatives.



Nazneen Tariq Khan, Event chair and Fundraising Coordinator for Dawood Global Foundation and it’s programme Educate a Girl, spoke on the programme crossing 850 scholarships  of 1000 girls in Pakistan and is already on ground in Nigeria.


Spotted in the audience were Angie Marshall, Danish Wakeel, Amin Gulgee, Beenish Pervez, Amna Malik and Zeenat Saeed Ahmed.






To date, Dawood Global Foundation has funded 850 deserving girls in Pakistan to become journalists.  700 girls have gone through training, 350 have been certified, 3 girls have become news anchors, 6 girls have contributed scholarships out of their first ever paychecks and several girls have columns in leading newspapers and internships.

Swag Partner was House of BB, Shamain was Beauty Partner, and The Brand Crew was the Design Partner.