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.
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.
Thanks to our wonderful donors here on GlobalGiving, Creating Hope International (CHI) has been able to award scholarship to nearly 60 Afghan students! The students helped have ranged from university students in both the US and Afghanistan to students in preschool up to 8th grade attending private schools in Afghanistan. We have been so overwhelmed by the support shown to our projects supporting just one boy or girl’s dream to attend a school. Thank you!
The students at the private schools come from families who cannot afford to pay to send students to school. Some of the fathers of the students are unemployed and many were day laborers without a steady income. The students that you have supported are attending a very high quality private school. The teachers at the school are regularly monitored and have meetings with teacher trainers on how to improve their teaching techniques. In a move that is unusual for Afghanistan, the staff at the school routinely meets with the parents of students to involve them in everything going on at the school.
As the situation in Afghanistan continues to change, your support becomes more and more important. We thank you so much for seeing the importance of education, and welcome you to our community of supporters!
Starting at Noon EST today you can double your donation to Creating Hope International (CHI)!! GlobalGiving and Microsoft YouthSpark are offering $200,000 in matching funds, but the funds will go fast! The last time they offered a 100% match funds ran out in just 15 minutes.
If you’d like to help CHI, please visit our project page right at Noon EST.
In 2013-14 you helped us fund 80 scholarships for boys and girls to attend private schools in Herat and Kabul, Afghanistan for this school year. One of the recipients says, “My name is Farbia. I am 13 and have three younger sisters. My father is a laborer and my mother does washing and cleaning for our neighbors. I was not able to pay to go to school. I am so thankful for this scholarship. This opportunity has changed my life. After I graduate, I am going to help my family and my community.”
One of the young men that your donations supported recently graduated from a university in the US with his Bachelors in Communications! He is planning to get a Masters degree and then return to Afghanistan and work for his people. We wish him all the best!!
Again, thank you for your support of our project to provide scholarships to Afghan students!
As we told you yesterday, your support is allowing five young women in Herat, Afghanistan to continue their education by attending area universities and institutes! As we said yesterday, three of these young women are studying to be midwives. The fourth young woman is attending the University of Herat, and is studying chemistry and biology. The fifth student is attending Kahkashan Sharq University, studying English.
After graduation, all of these women will surely be able to secure high paying jobs in their country. Your support is allowing us to provide them with a scholarship to offset the costs of books and transportation, as well as schools fees where necessary.
Bonus Day Today!!!
Today beginning at NOON EST, all donations to this project will receive a 50% match as part of the Microsoft Youth Spark program.
If you’re up for the challenge, be on the site to give right at NOON EST!
The last time this challenge was offered, funds ran out in just 15 minutes, so log on early to help AIL take advantage of matching funds!
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