Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students

 
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A Young Afghan Woman
A Young Afghan Woman

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your support of our efforts to give young Afghans access to high quality education.

In addition to the primary education that many of you have funded through your generous support of our projects funding scholarships for K-12 students, we have been able to provide support to eight university students in Kabul and 15 university students in Herat. The 23 students include 7 young men and 16 young women. These students are pursuing a variety of majors including Law & Political Science, Dentistry, Dari & English Literature, Economy & Management, Radiology, Religion, Mining & Geology, History, Nursing and Computer Science. These students are among the best in their classes and are on their way towards making Afghanistan a better place for all.

The 23 students you have supported are so thankful to have the opportunity to earn university degrees. Thank you again for your support of our efforts to make education a reality for Afghan students.

- Creating Hope International

P.S. This Thursday, August 6, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi will be a featured guest on the Voice of America radio program, the Inner Revolution. She will be speaking about all of her efforts to positively impact Afghanistan, particularly the lives of young Afghans. She will be on the air from 6-7pm ET (3-4pm PT). For more information, please click on this link

Students in one of schools receiving scholarships
Students in one of schools receiving scholarships

Dear Friend,

A Special Day – Today!  Matching Funds Available!

Today we have a great opportunity which we would like your help with. There are matching funds available for ALL donations made to this project today. This is a guaranteed bonus!

Starting at 9am EDT on May 13th, GlobalGiving is matching donations on our project! Any online donation up to $1,000 made today will go even further to help our work. You can donate any time between 9am EDT and midnight to have your donation partially matched by GlobalGiving –guaranteed! Just click here and support our program on May 13th.

The percentage of the match will be determined at midnight; the more given today the greater our bonus!

Your support will help us to provide even more scholarships to Afghan students, like the ones pictured above!

Please help by donating  to our project today, May 13th. Thank you.

Science Fair in Progress
Science Fair in Progress

Dear Friends,

2014 was such an exciting year for the schools attended by our scholarship students. In May, one of the schools began a program that is very similar to the Model UN here in the US. Students were assigned various local and national leaders, and then had to spend the day behaving and problem solving just as those leaders would. From this exercise, leadership classes for boys and girls were developed, allowing older students to further develop their skills and prepare to be Afghanistan’s next generation of leaders.

In October, students from one of the private schools entered an academic competition sponsored by the Afghan Ministry of Education. In the end, a girl from one of the Professor Sakena Yacoobi private schools won the competition, and an award was given congratulating the whole school for the high quality of education that led to such an achievement.

In December, students held an exhibition, similar to an American science fair, to show all that they had learned in their math and science classes during the year. Students (including GlobalGiving scholarship recipients) hosted thousands of people from the community, and everyone agreed that the event was a huge success.

Also in December, the Minister of Education in Herat province honored one of the private schools with a certificate of appreciation, noting the high quality of education being provided to students.

Together, we have been able to give deserving Afghan students the opportunity to attend these outstanding high schools and receive a high quality education. School begins again in April, and we are looking forward to awarding many new scholarships to students!

Students at the Science Fair
Students at the Science Fair
Private School Students
Private School Students

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your support in 2014! So many of you have helped to fund a number of scholarships to four private schools in Afghanistan, and on December 17 one of these schools received top honors from the Ministry of Education in the province of Herat, Afghanistan. 

The Appreciation Letter Reads:

We are honoring you for your outstanding efforts… for offering exceptional educational services, having qualified teachers and excellent equipment in a good environment. You are paying great attention to expanding students’ level of knowledge. The education department of Herat City offers this letter to you in appreciation for your extraordinary services. We wish you greater success in the future.

Of all of the schools in Herat Province, only four were chosen for this honor. At the ceremony where this honor was given, a government official said “Professor Sakena Yacoobi (the founder of the school) is not only providing the people with the best educational services through her high schools, but she is also providing great educational services for thousands of people yearly through AIL. I, on behalf of the President of Afghanistan and the minister of education, appreciate the services which are being provided by this honorable and hardworking lady, Professor Sakena Yacoobi and her staff.”

Thank you for supporting our efforts to provide scholarship students so that they may attend such a high quality institution. Your support is helping to change lives. Thank you. 

Young Private School Student
Young Private School Student

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your support. We have been overwhelmed by the response to our individual scholarship projects this year. Thank you to all  who have chosen to contribute to a scholarship for one Afghan girl or boy. You have made a transformative difference in that life.

Last month, several students from the Kabul private school, where several scholarship recipients attend were entered in to an area wide academic contest. Students were quizzed on a variety of subjects, and one of the girls from the private school won the competition! The students were all so proud of the winner and all felt that by winning the competition, the student had shown everyone in the area just how high quality their school is.

Thank you again for supporting this project. You are helping Afghan girls and boys continue their education at institutions that are providing a very high quality education. Thank you!

We have attached our year-end newsletter to this report and hope you will take a few minutes to read it. 


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