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Phone: 970-963-3150
PO Box 4477
Aspen
Colorado 81612
USA

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Target demographics: Impoverished youth and their families in Pakistan

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2010 we served over 400 youth in the US and Pakistan and worked with nearly 20 teachers.

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Geographic areas served: Pakistan

Programs: Primary Schools
Global Kid Connect
Vocational Education
See http://www.marshalldirectfund.org/projects/ for more info

Mission:
To improve relations between the West and the Muslim world by working together to alleviate poverty and illiteracy via sustainable educational and economic development in Southwest Asia.
Results:
We have opened two schools, been donated land to open a third and are in the process of launching a vocational education program to accompany our primary education activities. We are two years into an exchange program between youth in the US with our students in Pakistan where the groups communicate via blog, Q&A, pictures, and drawings.

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05/02/11
I've watched with amazement as Silbi transformed her inner passion into an effective organization of hope and change. She's grown MDF at a bewildering pace, marshaling the resources, goodwill, and enlightenment of so many like-minded people who seek a better world. Silbi and MDF are true ... more »
05/02/11
I am so impressed by the effectiveness of the Marshall Direct Fund. MDF truly understands the value of working in partnership with the people of Pakistan, and by doing so, goes directly to the places where they can make the biggest difference. MDF's female leadership opens doors into the world of ... more »
04/27/11
It is incredible to have been introduced to this wonderful cause. Knowing that my money will go towards positively impacting these children is a reward words cannot express... more »
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