Provide Computer Instruction for 120 Afghan Girls

A microproject by Sahar Education Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

In August 2015 Sahar opened a new computer center at a high school for Afghan girls. Sahar's computer centers are very popular. This microproject will pay for two weeks of instruction and internet access for 120 girls. The skills the girls learn will make them eligible for more types of employment, and enable them to learn about, and connect with the world outside Afghanistan. So far generous Global Giving donors have funded 33 weeks - more than 7 months! Help us fund the next 2 weeks!

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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. The resourceful female principal of this public girls' high school asked Sahar to build a computer center so her students would be able to take advantage of job opportunities after graduation that require computer skills--or even go to university.

Solution

The computer center provides the means for the school 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 equipped and 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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.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
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