Trees for an Afghan Girls School

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Donor support for the microproject to purchase 21 trees for a sport court at a new school for 3,500 girls, grades K through 12 did not occur.

The school, located in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan's third largest city will be opened March 31, 2015. Designed Designed by an international team of architects, this public school will exemplify the importance of education for girls in Afghanistan as well as the best in sustainable design and construction appropriate to the culture and environment of northern Afghanistan. The sport court will provide an attractive outdoor recreational space for girls of all age

We have secured a major donor for the trees and sport court project so it will proceed over the course of the next month and the girls will have both a beautifully landscaped school as well as a court to play sports. 

Thank you for your consideration. 

Ayni Education International is celebrating a new day in Afghanistan by changing its name to Sahar Education. Sahar means “dawn” in Dari, the most common language spoken in the area we serve in Northern Afghanistan. Our leadership team and our Afghan advisors all agree—this is a new day for girls in Afghanistan.

The historic, peaceful transition to a new government under a coalition led by President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister Abdullah Abdullah is poised to bring stability to Afghanistan as coalition forces continue to withdraw. Yet many challenges remain. That’s why Sahar will continue to provide education for Afghan girls—building schools, creating computer centers, and supporting teacher training—while always seeking opportunities to meet the challenges presented as great change is undertaken. Please continue to support our work at this critical juncture in Afghanistan’s history.

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Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help us support education for 28,000+ girls at 12 schools in Balkh Province, Northern Afghanistan. Since 2003, we have worked to build, repair and supply these schools, train teachers and improve the curriculum. High priority needs for 2015 include computer literacy training, computer equipment, desks, literacy programs, salaries for 2 Afghan women who are Sahar's liaisons with schools, teacher education and maintenance of roofs, drainage systems and security. project reportread updates from the field

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Project Leader

Ginna Brelsford

Seattle, WA United States

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Map of Trees for an Afghan Girls School