Your dollars make the dreams of the girls in our schools in northern Afghanistan possible. With the quality education that you help us provide, these girls will have the opportunity to enter the workforce after graduation, improve their communities, and even stand up for gender equality in Afghanistan.
“My goal is to become a police officer one day,” said a girl from one of our schools. “I have seen explosions on TV and saw that many police officers got injured. But I didn’t get scared. Because the enemies want to scare us so that we won’t be able to serve our country. But I want to go against their wish.”
These girls, who are determined to learn and to make their dreams a reality in spite of difficult conditions, are returning to schools in the thousands. 10.5 million children in Afghanistan are currently enrolled, and 40% of them are females. You have helped us expand in order to serve these girls, as we are in the process of building additional rooms and making roof repairs. You have helped us supply the increasing demand at our schools for new desks, chairs, blackboards, library books, school supplies, and textbooks. By giving girls these materials, you have helped them thrive in the classroom and maximize their learning experiences.
You have also supported the addition of libraries and lab equipment to our schools. The computer centers at two of our schools continue to train girls in essential comptuer skills and improve their chances of employment or higher education, and we have recently opened a third in order to reach even more. 120 girls are currently enrolled in the first round of classes and are excited to begin developing their technical skills for the future.
We believe that every girl in Afghanistan should have access to education and a teacher she can rely on. These girls should go to a school that they can feel proud of and safe in. We thank you for supporting this vision, and for allowing girls at our schools to imagine a future for themselves as productive, empowered individuals.
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