Afghanistan is one of the world's most challenging places to be a female. Women and girls are the most marginalized and vulnerable and have the lowest literacy rate. There are not enough public schools for girls and private schools are often too expensive. High school graduates often cannot meet the financial challenges of university education. Because of increasing security issues, women and girls must have safe transportation to attend school. Without education, they cannot find good jobs.
This project will provide scholarships for 20 poor Afghan female students to be able to attend high school (10) and university (10) for a year. The scholarships will assist the women and girls to cover costs for tuition, transportation, or books and supplies. High school students will graduate. University students will learn about Economics, Law, Science, Psychology, Business Administration, and Management. All students will be better able to find a job and help their families and communities.
This project changes the lives of Afghan women and girls. By providing female students with the funds necessary to attend school, you are giving them a way to a better life, a life with options, a life without poverty. You are assuring that these females will be added to the 12.6% of Afghan women who are literate. These scholarship students will be empowered with the necessary tools to make a difference for themselves and allow them to contribute toward the reconstruction of Afghan society.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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