Thank you for your support of Sahar Education! Because of your generosity, girls in Balkh province, Northern Afghanistan, have the opportunity to continue their education! When you support Sahar, you ensure projects that empower and educate girls in Afghanistan continue. Here’s an update of our work:
Digital Coding and Literacy: Over 4,000 girls have graduated from Sahar’s coding and computer programs since 2011 with an 80% graduation rate. We are now expanding the coding program to two new schools.
“I graduated from high school this year and I would like to study engineering. I really like to learn about computers, because engineering uses computers a lot.” - Rahela: 12 grade
Teacher Training for Women:Women who graduate have a career path, securing them financial independence and empowerment for themselves and stabilizing their own families and communities. We are now offering computer technology programs to female teachers in rural areas
“Before coming here I was shy to enter the classroom. I couldn’t even greet the guests who visited our house. After coming here, I have changed a lot. Now I can teach and manage a class by myself.” -Teacher training graduate
Early Marriage Prevention Program (EMPP): Since 2016, over 900 girls have graduated from a Sahar EMPP. When our graduates interact with their families and friends our impact expands – we’ve indirectly influenced over 9,000 people in the communities we serve. Our courses include sessions with fathers and brothers too.
“My sister has a right to go to school and build her future.” -Brother of EMPP student
What’s next for Sahar? We’re building the first ever public boarding school for girls in Afghanistan– and we’ve just broken ground! Want to know more? Check out some highlights below or visit our website for more information!
The functional, beautiful design provides a safe place for girls to pursue their education.
The school is public, so it will be free, removing the financial barrier of school.
Girls will have access to computers and a library, resources they did not have in their rural communities.
We are hiring female teachers – not only giving girls role models, but jobs for young women to gain financial independence.
The school will offer a holistic curriculum that provides leadership skills, mentorship, early marriage prevention courses, coding, digital literacy, access to internships, and community.
Rural girls will have a safe and free option for school that brings education to rural communities.
We couldn’t do it without you. Thank YOU for making a difference in the lives of Afghans girls today!
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