Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan

Aug 9, 2011

Girls School Project--Project Update

Singing at a School Dedication
Singing at a School Dedication

Greetings Friends, Followers and Supporters,

Ayni Education International founder Julie Bolz and executive director Ginna Brelsford have just returned from a trip to Afghanistan.  During their three weeks in Mazar-i-Sharif , they helped dedicate the largest school project. The school, constructed with local Afghan labor under the guidance of Ayni’s on the ground partner, Afghanistan-American Friendship Foundation, was completed in May. The school will house over 3,000 girls and is expected to grow to 4,000 within the year. While the school is now completed, desks are desperately needed along with fans. As we raise additional funds, they will pay for a number of other exciting projects we have planned for the school, including a playground and the addition of a kindergarten.

Your continued interests and support help educate girls in Afghanistan in an environment that fosters learning as a way to develop society and deepen girls’ understanding of their options in life. When Julie Bolz asked one girl what she wanted to be when she grew up she said, “A doctor of course.”

From Texas to Afghanistan
From Texas to Afghanistan
Welcome to the Dedication of a Girls
Welcome to the Dedication of a Girls' School
Welcome to the Dedication of a Girls
Welcome to the Dedication of a Girls' School (2)

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Ginna Brelsford

Seattle, WA United States

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