Documentary Directed by Elizabeth D. Costa, Produced by Lalita Krishna © In Sync Media

Welcome to the crowd funding page for Bangla Surf Girls and the special edition of Shobe Surfs. The producers of the documentary have teamed up with local NGO JAAGO Foundation to help Shobe realize her dream to create a SURF PROGRAM for GIRLS in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. We thank the donors who have already supported Shobe and encourage others who are moved by her story to please click on the link below:

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$60,063 of $60,000 raised
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Donation Total: $50.00


What is crowdfunding about?

The crowdfunding is an initiative to support the surf girls of the documentary BANGLA SURF GIRLS in their quest to build their own girls-only surf program in the Cox’s Bazar region.

Who is running the Crowdfunding?

The crowdfunding initiative was started by the producers of the documentary BANGLA SURF GIRLS with local partners in Bangladesh the JAAGO Foundation (an NGO specializing in Education & Literacy projects). They will act as trustees of the funds.

How long is crowdfunding available?

The crowdfunding will be available until Dec 31 in 2023.

What happens to the money?

All donated funds are held in a separate account of the JAAGO Foundation. The total amount is immediately displayed once donations go through. The account is held in trust by the JAAGO Foundation with oversight by the producers of the documentary, Lalita Krishna and Elizabeth D Costa and a representative from partner organizations.

Who will receive the money and when will funds be transferred to the girls?

Shobe Meheraz and her friends are the inspiration behind the formation of the Girls Surf program. The funds are being disbursed directly to them in incremental amounts as the project reaches critical milestones.

Why was the goal changed to USD $60,000?

The initial amount is intended to create a sustainable income for the girls in the program. If we raise more money then we can support more girls through the program.

What happens if more than $60.000 are collected?

The donations are being used through consultation with local advisors and the girls themselves. More money means longer planning and the potential to help more girls.

How can supporters follow the progress of the crowdfunding and any updates on the new surf club?

The website will post updates with photos and videos once the club is started. Live updates on the target amount reached are shown on the crowdfunding page

Why is there a handling fee of $1.20 for the donations?

The Jaago Foundation tries to make donations as widely accessible as possible. Transaction fees occur while using international payment services like PayPal or Credit Card institutions.

Will the girls rely on crowdfunding forever?

The Girls program is intended to be a revenue-generating model. The girls plan to simultaneously start a fee-based teaching/training program and in three years they expect to be self-sufficient.

Bangla Surf Girl Project by JAAGO Foundation and TikTok

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Bangla Surf Girl Project by JAAGO and TikTok