30 Rural Afghan Girls to Teacher Training Program

$1,293 $857
Raised Remaining


Transport 30 rural Afghan girls from remote village to Teacher Training Center for one month. Afghanistan faces a shortage of female teachers. Absence of female teachers prevents girls from receiving education in conservative villages. Upon graduation, 30 teachers will directly impact 4,500 girls per year.(based on average class size of 75 students in 2 shifts per day.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Afghanistan faces a shortage of female teachers on an epic scale. For a girl in a rural village where convervative attitudes are high, the absence of a well-educated female teacher can crush her chances of going to school and continue on to higher education. Our organization operates a Teacher Training Center aimed at educating young women to become teachers in rural areas.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project enables 30 girls to travel to the Teacher Training Center for one month, six days a week. Upon graduation, the girls return to their rural village and teach in the village's school, educating girls and meeting the cultural standards that require girls to be taught by females. This will dramatically improve girls' opportunities economically, socially and provides an avenue to continue on to higher education. Without female teachers, the doors close to education for girls.

Potential Long Term Impact

Education is a long-term means to alleviate poverty in developing countries. Quality education provides tangible skills that translate directly to meeting development goals. In addition, education can increase stability and promote peace-building in conflict zones. Ayni promotes unity among students, parents, teachers, and community leaders when it invests in a community. Such unity leads a community to invest in education and, in a broader sense, peace.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.



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Educate Girls and Boys in Rural Afghanistan
Thanks to your generosity we met our initial project goal but there is more to do: additional desks, teacher and school liaison transportation to this rural site. The impact of your dollars is immediate. In September, students at this village school were able to experience 4 new classrooms. A year ago these students sat on the floor and now they have desks , chalkboards and class room additions. As new children enter the school, we need to replenish our desk supply. Our teachers need transport project reportread updates from the field


Project Leader

Ginna Brelsford

Seattle, WA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of 30 Rural Afghan Girls to Teacher Training Program