Elevate Afghan Women and Girls

by Morning Star Development

Summary

Help provide a future for thousands of Afghan women who will learn to read, learn English, and receive professional level computer training.
$915
total raised
16
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Women have long been denied access to educational opportunities in Afghanistan, and we are dramatically changing the mindset of Afghans by directly encouraging women to become leaders themselves. 85% of the Afghan population lives in rural areas, and 87% or women cannot read or write. In these rural areas of Afghanistan Morning Star Development operates educational programs which provide literacy, English, and computer training for women and girls.

Solution

Uneducated women have very few opportunities for employment in Afghanistan. Becoming literate, learning English, and learning to use a computer dramatically increases their opportunities and triples their earning potential.

Long-Term Impact

We will provide literacy, English, and computer training to over 3,000 women and girls, greatly enhancing their ability to help provide for their families.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.msdev.org
Morning Star Overview
Afghan girls learning English in a rural school
Young Afghan boy talks about the need for schools
Life saving impact of rural medical clinics

Organization Information

Morning Star Development

Location: Colorado Springs, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​msdev.org
Project Leader:
John Albaugh
Colorado Springs, CO Afghanistan

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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