Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Students

by Creating Hope International (CHI)

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Dr. Yacoobi was honored to receive the 2015 WISE Prize for Education. A prestigious award given to those who are tireless advocates for the right to education.  “I know from my life that education gives power, status and opportunity. I see women who are smart, intelligent but did not have opportunity so I gave them that. It is education and not guns that can transform society and give us a peaceful tomorrow. “ Sakena

Dear Friends,

It’s Giving Tuesday  - can you support Afghan youth?

It was a particularly exciting time at one Yacoobi Private School in Herat this past September as a ceremony was held to honor the top students with gold medals.The event was attended by Dr. Yacoobi, the Governor of Herat and the Head of the Women's Affairs Department among many others. The awards went to the top student in each of the following: logic, chemistry/physics, sport, speech/music, English and the leadership project. There were 300 people at the event including 155 females.  The ceremony continued with songs and music by the students from the school. There was recitation of poems and reading of articles about peace in English and Persian, along with the appreciation and congratulations of other speakers during the ceremony.

There were seven other students honored either from the gold medal program or the cash prize program who are in the third to eleventh class. These seven of the best students also had great grades but couldn’t quite meet the gold medal program requirements. They were gifted with a cash prize as a congratulation for what they had achieved and as an encouragement. These were the students with the best behavior, attitude, morals and personalities who were also the best in at least one subject.

Dr. Yacoobi had this to say about one of the students, “Four years ago we hired a widow as a cleaner for the school.  When she started, we found out that she had a small daughter, Zahra, who was not going to school.  Her mother said, I don’t have the money to send her to school, so we gave her a scholarship. She is now in the 4th grade and is the first in her class.  She is very little and very smart and creative.   Recently, we had a school-wide competition in many areas of study.  The top students in each category received gold medals and the second-place students received cash awards.  Zahra won second place in two of the categories—art and calligraphy. And, even though she is young and very little, she was chosen to be the announcer for the ceremony because of her presence and speaking ability.  She was amazing as an announcer!  It brought tears to my eyes as I watched this tiny, little girl confidently and with great self assurance announce better than most adults. Zahra, I thought, is a future leader of Afghanistan."

Thank for your continued support.

Dear Friends,

We know we just wrote to you, but we hope you will forgive us for writing again so soon!

A great 100% match opportunity was just announced!

If you are not yet a recurring donor and sign up for recurring donations between September 21st to 25th then Global Giving will do a 100% match (one time of the amount donated) up to $200 per donor. It must be a minimum 4 month recurring donation.

So if you sign up to give $50 each month for 4 months. Your gift of $200 will be worth $250!!

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Education Update

We are working hard to provide as many boys and girls as we can, with a quality education. So far in 2015, there have been over 70 scholarships awarded to deserving students so they can attend a quality private school. All the families were thrilled to receive this support. One student said, “This award made a big difference now I can go to the school and have all the supplies I need. I like it here and I am learning a lot. My parents are proud of me.”

Thank you for your support.

Dear Friends,

Today only,October 7, make your donation go even further!

Noon to midnight ET on, donations to these special projects will be eligible for Microsoft Youthspark bonus funds, but the money will go quickly.

Here are the eligible projects: 

362 Educating Tibetan Refugee Children and Youth

1534 Give Schooling and Housing for Children from Nepal

12500 Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Children

1143 Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

8791 Transform the Lives of 70,000 Afghan Adolescent Girls

Many families in Afghanistan cannot afford to send their children to good schools or there are not enough good schools in their area. CHI supports these families by making scholarships available so the children can attend a quality high school. This makes a huge diffference to the lives of these young people and to their families. So far  more than 70 scholarships have been provided. All the recipients were thrilled to get help with the finances. One student said, “Thank you for this great opportunity, It has changed my life. I could not go to such a good school without help.”

Can you help support a student?

The matching funds are only available for a limited time, so be sure to make your donations on October 7 at 12.01 pm ET! All donations are final and up to $1,000 per donor per organization can be matched..

Dear Friends, 

Today Only!  Matching Funds Available! Last Bonus Day of the Year! 

Can you help? There are matching funds available for ALL DONATIONS made to this project today. 

Starting at 9am EDT on September 16th, Global Giving is providing 30% matching donations on our project! 

Your gift of $30 will be worth $40!! 

Any online donation up to $1,000 made today will go even further to help our work. You can donate any time between 9am and midnight EDT to have your donation partially matched by Global Giving but  funds run out quickly!

The photo above shows some of the girls who have benefited from scholarships provided by you. They are enrolled in a quality high school which would not have been possible without financial aid. All the scholarship recipients are thrilled to be able to go to this sort of school, many had given up hope of this sort of education given their family circumstances. Thanks for helping change a life!

Just click here and support our program on September 16th at 9am ET.

Thank you.

A Young Afghan Woman
A Young Afghan Woman

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your support of our efforts to give young Afghans access to high quality education.

In addition to the primary education that many of you have funded through your generous support of our projects funding scholarships for K-12 students, we have been able to provide support to eight university students in Kabul and 15 university students in Herat. The 23 students include 7 young men and 16 young women. These students are pursuing a variety of majors including Law & Political Science, Dentistry, Dari & English Literature, Economy & Management, Radiology, Religion, Mining & Geology, History, Nursing and Computer Science. These students are among the best in their classes and are on their way towards making Afghanistan a better place for all.

The 23 students you have supported are so thankful to have the opportunity to earn university degrees. Thank you again for your support of our efforts to make education a reality for Afghan students.

- Creating Hope International

P.S. This Thursday, August 6, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi will be a featured guest on the Voice of America radio program, the Inner Revolution. She will be speaking about all of her efforts to positively impact Afghanistan, particularly the lives of young Afghans. She will be on the air from 6-7pm ET (3-4pm PT). For more information, please click on this link


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Creating Hope International (CHI)

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Project Leader:
Toc Dunlap
Dearborn, Mi United States

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