Books for Afghan Girls School

A microproject by Sahar Education Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

Help buy 250 books for the library of a girls' school in northern Afghanistan. The math, science and reading books we provide are treasured by the schools. The need is unlimited; GlobalGiving donors have already funded books for 27 libraries! This will be number 28.

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Challenge

For students, books are a window to knowledge and the rest of the world. This window is especially important in the schools for Afghan girls that are supported by Sahar. Teachers are stretched thin, often have limited educations themselves, and have experienced little of the world outside their province, let alone their country. Access to the internet or other electronic media is limited at best.

Solution

Sahar equips schools with libraries to serve the needs of students of all ages. We buy an array of math, science and reading books that are age appropriate and sensitive to cultural issues, always with the goal of providing access to knowledge that is otherwise highly restricted. Each library serves about 500 girls. Each library gets 250 books, and we provide more as needed when funds are available. GET A 50% MATCH FROM SAFER WORLD FUND BY DONATING TO OUR PARENT PROJECT (LOOK TO THE RIGHT)!

Long-Term Impact

A well built, functioning school provides a healthy and safe environment for a community's children, and a place where they learn the skills they need to become productive and peaceful adults. Many school buildings have been constructed in Afghanistan in recent years. But a building alone does not make a school. To be successful, it must be supplied, have qualified teachers, be fully supported by its community, and become fully sustained by its community. That's our long-term goal.

Resources

http:/​/​www.aynieducation.org
Half the Sky website (Kristof and Wudunn)

Organization Information

Sahar Education

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​sahareducation.org
Project Leader:
Ginna Brelsford
Seattle, WA United States
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