50 Rural Afghan Girls to Teacher Training Program

A microproject by Sahar Education Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked

Summary

This microproject provides transportation of young women in rural Afghanistan to a Teacher Training Center, at a cost of $1 per day per student. Each student attends for two years. Please help teach the teachers! Our funding goal is one month for 50 students. If you would like a 50% match from the Safer World Fund, consider an unrestricted donation to the parent project, shown at the right.

$1,500
total raised
17
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.aynieducation.org
Sahar Education's website
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

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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