Provide a Computer for Afghan Girls

A microproject by Sahar Education
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Summary

The computer center at our new girls' school in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan still needs more computers. The center is available to the 5,000+ girls who attend the school. The center and its internet connection are extremely popular. They enable the girls to research, connect, and learn of the world outside Afghanistan. So far, GlobalGiving donors have funded 24 computers! Want a 50% match from the Safer World Fund?Consider instead an unrestricted donation to the parent project, shown at right.
$504
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Resources

http:/​/​sahareducation.org
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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