Founding an Afghan Women's University

$1,978 $3,522
Raised Remaining


Establishing Gawhar Shad University in Peshawar, Pakistan to provide post-secondary education to refugee Afghan women

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Due to civil strife in Afghanistan, educational systems for Afghan women have been destroyed. In September 2002, Gawhar Shad University opened in Pakistan to respond to the lack of post-secondary educational opportunities for Afghan women who are high school graduates. Students come from Kabul, Herat, and other cities in Afghanistan.

How will this project solve this problem?

Creating Hope and the Afghan Institute of Learning are expanding University curriculum for Afghan women, and post-secondary courses to train teachers and health care workers.

Potential Long Term Impact

Afghans with skills in Computers and Math are needed to help rebuild the country. Graduates of these programs will be able to work in these fields.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,978

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,978 as of May 12, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $5,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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