Here are some frequently asked questions about Rising Girl and what we do.
Rising Girl was founded because there is a need to help girls directly or indirectly effected by abuse and mental health issues (and many others) in the form of a continuous programme of learning in a safe space. A programme that educates in a fun and interactive way that is not currently being offered.
Deliver the Rise Together 6-8-week classroom-based programme in secondary schools with girls aged 11-18 who will benefit from the learning experience and be in a position to share the knowledge with other peers and their community.
The charity has also developed a 6-8-week Rise Together Pakistan gender equality programme working with female university students aged 17-25 to help them overcome their obstacles to become financially independent once they have graduated.
They also partner and work with other charities such as Barnardo’s, the UKs largest and older charity for children; who they commissioned to write the six-week Rise Together UK classroom-based programme.
They are supporting The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to gain ten sponsorships for disadvantaged girls to go to university in Karachi Pakistan.
The charity has partnered with Naz Legacy Foundation to run a weekly summer series of Ted style webinars called ‘Break the Glass’ for young people out of school during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
To help girls stay in education and rise to become the women they dream of being.
A British journalist named Emb Hashmi started the charity as she saw there was a gap in the market where many thousands of girls needed extra support to overcome issues they were facing. She herself faced many obstacles on her rise and wished there was such a programme at her school which would have made overcoming her issues easier.
The charity works with schoolgirls aged 11-18 in the UK and female university students aged 17-25 in Pakistan.
Statistically girls are victims of abuse and other related issues more than boys.
In Pakistan women only make up less than 25% of the overall workforce.
There are no such programmes that exist at the moment and it is essential to help young women rise above their issues and their obstacle’s that can stop them from continuing in education and becoming finically independent.
Yes, we believe in partnership work and currently have partnered with Barnardo’s and the Naz Legacy Foundation and are supporting The Citizen’s Foundation.
Rising Girl is a small charity passionate about the empowerment of young women.
The work yields positive results and has great impact on the lives of the young women who participate in the programmes.
People can volunteer or fundraise for us.
We have a number of volunteer vacancies and some great fundraising activities.
People can also open their schools network up to our important work, talk to their local member of parliament about the impactful programmes or organise an event in aid of Rising Girl.
The charity has the Rise Together fundraising walk (#RTwalk) which takes place on international women days every year (IWD 8th March) that anyone can sign up and join.
People wanting to support can organise events and local fundraiser’s and sponsor a girl through our support for TCF.
If individual’s run businesses or companies, they can support Rising Girl through their CSR.
Yes, as a charity we value our volunteers and their support is essential to our success.
Our friendly team of staff and volunteers are on hand to offer support and advice when you need it. Drop us a line explaining how you’d like us to help and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.