50 Rural Afghan Girls to Teacher Training Program

A microproject by Sahar Education
$1,500 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
This microproject focuses on the transportation of young women in Afghanistan to Ayni supported Teacher Training Centers. It costs $1 per day per student to provide them with secure transportation. Each student attends for two years. Your donation will pay for enable these women to continue their education thus enabling more children in Afghanistan to continue their education. Our funding goal for this micro-project is one month for 50 students.


Afghanistan faces a shortage of female teachers on an epic scale. For a girl in a rural village where conservative 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.


This project enables 50 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.

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. Among other things, it must have qualified teachers. These 50 teachers will ultimately teach thousands of Afghan girls.


Ayni Education International's website
Half the Sky website (Kristof and Wudunn)

Organization Information

Sahar Education

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

Funded Project!

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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