Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students

 
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Students in one of schools receiving scholarships
Students in one of schools receiving scholarships

Dear Friend,

A Special Day – Today!  Matching Funds Available!

Today we have a great opportunity which we would like your help with. There are matching funds available for ALL donations made to this project today. This is a guaranteed bonus!

Starting at 9am EDT on May 13th, GlobalGiving is matching donations on our project! Any online donation up to $1,000 made today will go even further to help our work. You can donate any time between 9am EDT and midnight to have your donation partially matched by GlobalGiving –guaranteed! Just click here and support our program on May 13th.

The percentage of the match will be determined at midnight; the more given today the greater our bonus!

Your support will help us to provide even more scholarships to Afghan students, like the ones pictured above!

Please help by donating  to our project today, May 13th. Thank you.

Science Fair in Progress
Science Fair in Progress

Dear Friends,

2014 was such an exciting year for the schools attended by our scholarship students. In May, one of the schools began a program that is very similar to the Model UN here in the US. Students were assigned various local and national leaders, and then had to spend the day behaving and problem solving just as those leaders would. From this exercise, leadership classes for boys and girls were developed, allowing older students to further develop their skills and prepare to be Afghanistan’s next generation of leaders.

In October, students from one of the private schools entered an academic competition sponsored by the Afghan Ministry of Education. In the end, a girl from one of the Professor Sakena Yacoobi private schools won the competition, and an award was given congratulating the whole school for the high quality of education that led to such an achievement.

In December, students held an exhibition, similar to an American science fair, to show all that they had learned in their math and science classes during the year. Students (including GlobalGiving scholarship recipients) hosted thousands of people from the community, and everyone agreed that the event was a huge success.

Also in December, the Minister of Education in Herat province honored one of the private schools with a certificate of appreciation, noting the high quality of education being provided to students.

Together, we have been able to give deserving Afghan students the opportunity to attend these outstanding high schools and receive a high quality education. School begins again in April, and we are looking forward to awarding many new scholarships to students!

Students at the Science Fair
Students at the Science Fair
Private School Students
Private School Students

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your support in 2014! So many of you have helped to fund a number of scholarships to four private schools in Afghanistan, and on December 17 one of these schools received top honors from the Ministry of Education in the province of Herat, Afghanistan. 

The Appreciation Letter Reads:

We are honoring you for your outstanding efforts… for offering exceptional educational services, having qualified teachers and excellent equipment in a good environment. You are paying great attention to expanding students’ level of knowledge. The education department of Herat City offers this letter to you in appreciation for your extraordinary services. We wish you greater success in the future.

Of all of the schools in Herat Province, only four were chosen for this honor. At the ceremony where this honor was given, a government official said “Professor Sakena Yacoobi (the founder of the school) is not only providing the people with the best educational services through her high schools, but she is also providing great educational services for thousands of people yearly through AIL. I, on behalf of the President of Afghanistan and the minister of education, appreciate the services which are being provided by this honorable and hardworking lady, Professor Sakena Yacoobi and her staff.”

Thank you for supporting our efforts to provide scholarship students so that they may attend such a high quality institution. Your support is helping to change lives. Thank you. 

Young Private School Student
Young Private School Student

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your support. We have been overwhelmed by the response to our individual scholarship projects this year. Thank you to all  who have chosen to contribute to a scholarship for one Afghan girl or boy. You have made a transformative difference in that life.

Last month, several students from the Kabul private school, where several scholarship recipients attend were entered in to an area wide academic contest. Students were quizzed on a variety of subjects, and one of the girls from the private school won the competition! The students were all so proud of the winner and all felt that by winning the competition, the student had shown everyone in the area just how high quality their school is.

Thank you again for supporting this project. You are helping Afghan girls and boys continue their education at institutions that are providing a very high quality education. Thank you!

We have attached our year-end newsletter to this report and hope you will take a few minutes to read it. 


Attachments:
Some of the scholarship recipients you supported!
Some of the scholarship recipients you supported!

Thanks to our wonderful donors here on GlobalGiving, Creating Hope International (CHI) has been able to award scholarship to nearly 60 Afghan students! The students helped have ranged from university students in both the US and Afghanistan to students in preschool up to 8th grade attending private schools in Afghanistan. We have been so overwhelmed by the support shown to our projects supporting just one boy or girl’s dream to attend a school. Thank you!

The students at the private schools come from families who cannot afford to pay to send students to school.  Some of the fathers of the students are unemployed and many were day laborers without a steady income. The students that you have supported are attending a very high quality private school. The teachers at the school are regularly monitored and have meetings with teacher trainers on how to improve their teaching techniques. In a move that is unusual for Afghanistan, the staff at the school routinely meets with the parents of students to involve them in everything going on at the school. 

As the situation in Afghanistan continues to change, your support becomes more and more important. We thank you so much for seeing the importance of education, and welcome you to our community of supporters!

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Toc Dunlap

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Dearborn, Mi United States

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