Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students

by Creating Hope International (CHI)

Dear Friends, 

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A number of the scholarship recipients are part of the special Leadership Course run by the Herat private school which they attend. The 15 boys and 15 girls on the course are enthusiastic about what they are learning and doing. Their projects were pinned on the classroom walls with photos, so everyone’s work is acknowledged and the students can learn from each other. Each month one student receives the title of Best Leader and their photo goes up on the wall also.All students had to read a book this month and give a presentation to the class. 

Graduates of the previous class remain active and gave a seminar to the new class called Ways to Communicate with Others. Two of the grads also went to Radio Meraj and gave an interview about the importance of leadership in social and economic areas and in student life.

One student had this to say, “My name is Homaira and I am proud to be a student of this school for five years. I have experienced the great facilities there are for students and all the modern curriculums. I am so happy about getting a scholarship. I am studying hard since there is friendly competition among students who receive scholarships at the school. One of the other great achievements of the organization is its great leadership training courses which is free for the top students and a gives scholarships for others. Being in this class is very important for us all since it leads to great levels of progress and makes great leaders.”

Dear Friends,

Many poor Afghans have benefited from scholarships to attend private high schools. CHI Vice President, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi founded 4 private schools in Herat and Kabul. She also wanted to improve access to higher level university education for poor Afghans.

Most recently, there have been 15 students at university in Herat who have also had some financial aid from CHI. Two of the students are studying English, and two Mining and Geology. There is one student studying each of, psychology, political science, economics and management, religious law, Dari literature, nursing, computer science, graphic design and stomatology. Finally there is one scholarship student who is taking a Masters level course.

Nine students in Kabul attending at 7 universities have received scholarships. Three of the students are studying law and politics, and two are on a BBA course. A scholarship also went to one literature, and  one engineering student

Here is one woman’s thoughts, “My name is Fariba and I am studying English Literature.  I want to be a senior teacher of the English language because most Afghan people are not familiar with English. I want to teach English professionally. The scholarship given by AIL makes me happy because it is a great help to me”. 

Thank you for your support helping Afghans gain a quality education.

Dear Friends, 

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The Afghan school year started in April and the staff are awarding the scholarships to needy students. The young people are delighted to get this sort of help with the costs of school. Many would have to consider leaving the school without this support.

Amena said, " I am one of the eleventh class students who has been given a scholarship. I am proud to have started at the school four years ago as it provides the best level of education available along with great classes of singing, leadership, library, laboratory and the sport field.  I am also a member of the leadership class where I have learned great leadership principles like planning, reading and many other essential skills.The scholarship means I can do my studies for free thanks to Professor Sakena Yaccobi, I also won one of the gold medal from gold medal award ceremony which was such a great thing for me and my family."

TODAY, your donation can go further!  Donate between 9:00am and 11:59pm and help CHI continue its valuable work.

Thank you.

Dear Friends, 

The new school year in Afghanistan began in April and scholarships are being awarded to young girls and boys eager to continue their education. We are grateful for the support we have received for our projects funding scholarships for K-12 students.  We are proud to report that microprojects  have raised enough money to award 16 girls and 5 boys scholarships.  This general scholarship project will provide more scholarships, the number available has yet to be determined. 

One of the premium classes at the private school is the Leadership Class for top students.  Every single story that students shared with AIL staff this month included a positive review of this class.  Our scholarship students have the opportunity to try out for this special year long class. The class explores all aspects of leadership and includes work projects in the community such as a recent clean up effort as well as field trips.

One of the scholarship recipients shared this story: “My name is Hares and I am so delighted to have been given the scholarship.  This is a great thing that the school does to help most of the students dealing with financial problems.  While some schools just try to increase the number of students, the Yacoobi Private Schools are giving scholarships to help promote the knowledge of its current students.  There is also a leadership class that is free for top students and I am one of the participants.  Leadership, management, and peace are the subjects taught.  I learned how to be a good leader because I attended that class.” 

Your help means even more children can have the opportunity to continue their education and work towards a better future.  Thank you so much for your continued support of our efforts to give young Afghans access to high quality education.



Dear Friends, 

Matching funds are available for donations made to all Creating Hope International and Afghan Institute of Learning projects on Global Giving. 

TODAY ONLY 9am ET to midnight March 16th! Donate anytime within these hours,up to $1,000 per individual donor per organization. 

Here are links to our projects on Global Giving: CHI projects and AIL projects.

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The Afghan school year is about to start again in April. Staff at the private schools are working to identify needy students who will receive scholarships. We expect to distribute a first batch of more than 20 scholarships with a second batch of aid being awarded soon after that.  This financial support makes a huge difference to families who would not be able to afford the supplies and fees at the school. They want a quality education for their children and they will get that at the private school. Good education changes lives. One of the exceptional classes offered at the private school is the Leadership Project an intensive year long class for 20 students.  Mohib is13 and a member of leadership project. He said, “I am so happy that I got the chance to attend this important and life-changing class. I   took advantage of all the sessions and was promoted with top marks. I have learned a lot and I entered another world of interest, responsibility and self-sufficiency. My life has changed as I met and talked to well-known leaders and that affected my life positively. I am now able to speak in public and influence others with my ideas. I learned to be kind and respect others’ views. I am making decisions in my life and am eager to change the lives of my people for the better.”   

 Thank you for your support.


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