Don't let shattered glass shatter girls' education

A microproject by Sahar Education


On November 10 a suicide bomber attacked the German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. The blast was so strong that it blew out all of the windows in Sahar's model girls' school, one kilometer away. The purpose of this microproject is to help raise the estimated $10,000 of the $18,750 needed to replace all of the windows with blast-resistant glass. Help show the 3,000+ girls and the people of Mazar-i-Sharif that we continue to support their education despite heightened security issues.

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Sahar creates quality educational opportunities in Afghanistan that empower and inspire children and their families to build peaceful, just and life-affirming communities. On November 10, one of our projects, a model girls' school in Mazar-i-Sharif, suffered significant window damage from a suicide attack on the German consulate, approximately 1 km away. Sahar believes that the best way to counter the Taliban is to provide educational opportunities for Afghan children, especially girls.


The damaged school, Gohar Khotan, is operated by the Ministry of Education, is an important symbol of hope and opportunity to its 3,000+ female students, grades K thru 12, teachers, administrators, parents, the Ministry and the people of Mazar-i-Sharif. This microproject will demonstrate our continued support for Afghan girls' education in the face of heightened threats to security. All funds raised will be used to replace the broken windows with blast-resistant glass.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Sahar Education

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

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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