Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students

by Creating Hope International (CHI)
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students
Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students

We are working with partners in Afghanistan to help high school and university students providing scholarships to those who would struggle to afford these educational opportunities.  Dr. Yacoobi’s Private Schools (2 in Herat and 2 in Kabul and one kindergarten) have 2,137 students, 1,208 female. Most of the recent high school scholarship recipients are at the second Herat branch school.

The school curriculum is very varied including traditional academics, music, sport such as soccer and cycling and modern skills like computing. Students are also taught about peace, democracy, elections and good citizenship as well as core values such as trust, respect, listening and compassion. One Herat school also has a special, intensive 2 year Leadership Course which has 30 students (15 female).   These students study in-depth leadership, management, English, computing, good governance, self-confidence and public speaking plus other topics.

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AIL and the Yacoobi Private Schools have risen to the challenge of Covid-19 and kept their education programs running during the pandemic. Education was provided online and through education packs delivered to students.

Dr. Yacoobi said, “I am so proud of my staff who have kept AIL and the schools running through the pandemic with adapted programs and people helped to produce PPE for ministries and hospitals and provided food aid and counseling and virus information on Radio Meraj!”

We are glad to say that centers and schools are now open under strict social distancing and sanitation rules. Students are delighted to be back especially the children who missed their friends, teachers and the structure of classroom life.

Dr. Yacoobi, founder of the Yacoobi Private schools said, “We are humbled that schools are opening although scared of the contamination risk but the children are happy & cooperative, taking the prevention & social distancing very seriously. They do not want to be left out of school again. Covid-19 requires extra work & more finance for administration to operate schools with double shifts. The future seems brighter & learning is happening. Families, teachers & children are happier working together”

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Covid-19 has created a great many difficulties in Afghanistan, especially because it is a poor country and has fragile health and education systems. AIL has had to close its Learning Centers and the private schools that our scholarship students attend are also closed.

Staff at the schools have worked hard to adapt the education program to online, distance learning. Students have been provided with education packs and have access to a teacher by email, a hotline and in person if necessary. If needed the packs are delivered to homes. Students with internet and a computer and phone are well placed to remain engaged with their peers and teachers. Other students who lack these amenities received added attention from the teachers where possible. It is vital that students continue their learning and do not lose heart.  We want families to continue to prioritize education for their girls.

Quarantine has increased the sense of isolation that many people, especially women and girls feel. The stress of the health and economic situation is causing a rise in family disputes and violence against women.  The education packs give students something to  focus on each day and hope that they will return to school in the near future.

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SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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This project provides funds for poor Afghan children to attend school or high school and young adults to attend university. Getting a quality education opens doors for children to better lives through opportunity, employability and greater capacity with mental skills such as reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving.

Here is the story of one student attending a high School:

Kavoos is a 15 year old girl who is very interested in learning. She wants to become a teacher. She lives in a village near the school and has been there for 3 years. Her father is a farmer and works on land by the village. He gets some income which provides for the basic needs of this family. Kavoos’ mother also does chores at the master's house. She cleans, cooks and takes care of their stocks. Unfortunately, their combined income does not cover the cost of school fees and they removed Kavoos from school. She was sad about this. She told her teachers and asked for their help to get her back to school. She was delighted to be given a scholarship. Kavoos said, “School is a hope and an opportunity for me and my family. Thank you to my teachers and Professor Yacoobi for giving opportunity to poor children in this country. I can continue my education and become someone in the future.”

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SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Here is an update on how some of our former scholarship students are doing.

Mortaza is 25 and studied law and Political Science at Jami University. He received a scholarship for 43 months and now works for AIL in Herat.

Ehsan studies photography with the support of a one month scholarship. He works as General Academic Advisor at AIL, Herat.

Ahmad  went to the Asia University and studied economics and management. He had scholarship support for 19 months and is now finance manager at a Yacoobi private high school.

Yagana went to Herat University and studied science and chemistry. She is director of administration at an institute.

Farzana studied midwifery at Atelfi Insitute and received scholarship support for 20 months. She teaches at one of AIL’s Learning Centers.

Fariba went to Kahkashan Sharq University to study English on a 20 months scholarship. She now teaches at an AIL Learning Center in Herat.

Thank you for your support for these young people who are now gainfully employed and supporting themselves!

The year end newsletter for CHI is attached.

 

SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.


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Creating Hope International (CHI)

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Sakena Yacoobi
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