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Defense of Learning Presentation: Hashoo Foundation

By: Karen E. Sandra T. Elianis M. Sponsors: Mrs.White Mr. Sigren

Goals and objectives:
● To fundraise money to help women in Pakistan and Houston. Our goal was $700. ● To raise awareness about the Hashoo Foundation. ● To make an impact in the Pakistani community.

Our argument is that education can only be achieved through economic stability.


Mexico's education
● Most kids attend primary school ● 62% reach secondary school ● At secondary level, about 1/2 of students drop out and only a quarter reach higher education

● Teachers in different poor areas of Mexico don't have many resources to work with ● There's not enough teacher ● Families need money for their kids education ● Mexico has historically had high dropout rates as poor families pull kids out of school to help put food on the table, and children often sell candy and crafts in the streets or work in restaurants.


● All kids attend to school in Cuba ● The percentage of graduates per year is 96% ● Having a proper education in Cuba is almost mandatory, students still graduate and get their associates degree.

○ Cuba spends about 10% of its central budget in education. ○ Education is free ○ uniforms, meals are free ○ student to teacher ratios are low

El Salvador

El Salvador
○ 90% attend to primary school ○ 28.5% attend to secondary school ○ Only 16% of the population has a high school diploma or higher.

○ Rural areas have poor quality of education. ○ Females tend to have lower attendance in rural areas. ○ El Salvador's educational system doesn't have programs to help kids with special needs. ○ Kids are often forced to stop going to school so they can work to help with the family expenses.

Unites States

United States
Among the country's population which is 313.9 million about 85% has completed high school, and 27% has received a bachelors degree.


○ There are 68.4 millions of kids between the ages five and nineteen, 30 million of them don't attend to school.

○ School's are in bad conditions.
○ No desk, no chairs, sharing rooms with at least 6 more classes, no AC

○ Kids drop out at an early age to work for their families. ○ Taliban threatening schools if they have girls enrolled

What did we do for the project?
● We had many meetings with Cristal, and talked about ways to fundraise and how the Hashoo Foundation makes an impact in the Pakistani community.

Fundraising at school.
○ With administrator's help and advice, we decided to sell items such as honey buns and chips. ○ We were able to sell before HISD rules about selling food in our school were enforced.

Fund Raising Money
● At Paul Revere Middle School, March 2
○ Had a bake sell approved by Ms. Platt and Ms. Reuter ○ Sold different kinds of snacks ○ Raised awareness

Getting ready for the next day...

Bake sale at Paul Revere

Raising awareness
○ Magnet Night at School, March 28th 2013
○ Gave out flyers ○ Asked for donations ○ Honey tasting

Magnet Night

Raising Awareness
● Bee Festival in The Heights, April 13th
○ ○ ○ ○ Held a honey tasting Gave out flyers Spoke to people about the foundation Encouraged people to donate

Bee Festival

Bee festival at Heights

Culture Shock Charity Show Kick Off Party May 2, 2013 from 6pm-8pm

21st century tools and raising awareness


Total of Money fundraised $652.00+$10 from Razoo=$662.00

Global and Local connections
● In partnership with the Hashoo Foundation we were able to locally fundraise money to help refugees in Houston and in Pakistan.

Our biggest challenges:
● To reach our fundraising goal. ● Set apart our personal differences. ● Not being able to sell after HISD rules were enforced.

Our biggest Successes
● Our success
○ Almost reached our goal ○ Promoted the Hashoo Foundation ○ Were able to volunteer and raise awareness in different places.

We learned that
Elianis:I learned that not everybody has the same opportunities in life, thats why if you can help others, do it because it might impact their life in a positive way.

We learned that
Sandra: A lot of people struggle throughout life, for
example women and their kids in Pakistan, knowing what they go through it feels good to know we are making a difference in their lives.

We learned that
Karen: I learned that there are people around the world who need help, and that us as young people have to pop that bubble we live in and realize how much we can do for others, and what impact we can make in their lives.

How would we use this information to change the world in the future?
● Continue promoting the Hashoo Foundation ● Encourage juniors to take over our project in their senior year. ● Encourage people to donate

Working as a team, we were able to make an impact in many different families. We also learned that when we set our minds on something and work hard for it, it is possible to achieve it.

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"The Lost Generation." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 22 May 2013. "Pakistan Taliban Bans School for Girls | Violence Is Not Our Culture." Pakistan Taliban Bans School for Girls | Violence Is Not Our Culture . N. p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2013.