Provide a Computer for Afghan Girls

A microproject by Sahar Education
$500 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
We are including a computer center in our new school in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. The center will be available to the 5,000+ girls who attend the school and the surrounding community. The girls learn valuable skills that make them eligible for more types of employment. The computer center will have an internet connection, enabling the girls to research, connect, and learn of the world outside Afghanistan. So far, Global Giving donors have funded 12 computers


Afghan girls need a stronger skill set to enter the workforce, and pursue higher education. Afghan girls lack the educational opportunities that boys have, and are greatly disadvantaged as a result of this difference.


By installing a computer center at our school, we are providing the means to offer vocational training, and a stronger education through access to the internet. If girls have vocational skills, they can enter the workforce and be independent. A higher earning potential, and higher education for girls will increase their status in society. Afghanistan has long held the title of being one of the worst places on earth to be a women. We can fix this through education.

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.


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

Organization Information

Sahar Education

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
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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