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Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan

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Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan
Aug 8, 2019

Thank You

Dear Friend of Sahar,

Thank you for your generous support of Sahar Education and we hope you continue your support! Because of your support, girls in Balkh province, Northern Afghanistan, have the opportunity to reach their dreams! When you support Sahar, you ensure projects that empower and educate girls in Afghanistan continue. Here’s an update of our work:

  • Early Marriage Prevention Program (EMPP) update: We currently run programs in two schools where we serve over 100 students. Sahar’s EMPP has impacted over 4,000 individuals this year– double the number (1770) since the program began in 2016! Awareness of early marriage issues has helped further community support for girls school and education by families. This has been possible because we work alongside the Afghan Ministry of Education and hold separate sessions with community leaders and parents at the end of each graduating class. As a result, the community has supported our projects ,increasing girls participation in our other programs such as coding classes, digital literacy, and teacher training centers.

“Early marriage issues were previously not part of discussions before this program. But with frequent sessions in schools and awareness of its complications through this program have spread awareness and has discouraged people from such acts in our community”... Roena (weekly journals EMPP)   

  • Coding Program: Our Coding Program is offered at the Gawhar Khatoon school. Only top graduates of our digital literacy program are eligible to be enrolled into this prestigious and challenging program, students learn all the nuts and bolts of designing a website. Our programs are so successful that university students often come to our program students to solve their issues. 

 “It’s a good in fact, a golden and rare opportunity inside our school for us to boost our computer knowledge and serve our people through modern technology. Now I am able to create and design websites by myself,” Meena 

  • Digital Literacy: The Sahar Digital literacy program prepares middle school and senior high school girls to learn basic computer skills (such as, Word, Excell, Powerpoint) so they are better prepared for work as well as college. As most families cannot support girls financially when in college, withSahar’s computer classes, girls are able to support themselves financially and are able to remove any financial barriers on their way to higher education. 

“Computer classes are a rare chance in the city, especially since we do not have to pay fees, which are not feasible for students like myself in Mazar-e Sharif.” Beheshta

  • Teacher Training Center (TTC): This program has filled and continues to fill the lack of female teachers in rural single-sex schools. As more female teachers are available, more girls are allowed to get high school education. This center has also become a place where high school graduates come to become competent teacher. Not only that, with computer classes being taught, the teachers trained from this center are best in Dowlatabad.

“This is the best opportunity for those girls who are far from the city. We cannot reach to the universities in the city because of it is far from our homes, the security situation on the way and financial problems.” Khalida (Class of 2017) 

 

Thank you Sahar supporter! Only with YOUR support are we able to educate and empower young girls in Afghanistan and change the reality of child marriages.

 

Thank you,

Ginna Brelsford

Executive Director

 

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Sahar Education

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
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Project Leader:
Ginna Brelsford
Seattle, WA United States
$165,568 raised of $200,000 goal
 
1,780 donations
$34,432 to go
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