Scholarships for Afghan Women and Girls

by Creating Hope International (CHI)
Scholarships for Afghan Women and Girls
Scholarships for Afghan Women and Girls
Scholarships for Afghan Women and Girls
Scholarships for Afghan Women and Girls
Scholarships for Afghan Women and Girls
Scholarships for Afghan Women and Girls

Computer skills are highly valued and of interest to the students at the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private Schools.   Once again, AIL supported female students from the private school in Herat are taking part in the girls only, Technovation Challenge contest. This contest is international in nature and groups of young people work in teams to develop apps to solve real world problems. Last year, the team from PSYPS gained first place in Afghanistan and entered the semi- final round with teams from all over the world.

AIL has purchased 3 PCs specifically for this year’s project and 3 staff are guiding students in their work. The team consists of 12 students and 2 mentors. The team is currently broken down into 3 smaller groups divided according to skill and interest level and age so there are 2 junior teams and 1 senior. The AIL mentors are teaching the girls how to build apps and the groups are researching a problem in society that can be addressed through an app. This class gives the girls experience in real world problem solving, critical and logical thinking, leadership, team work and computer coding. At the time of the contest they will also learn how to make an oral presentation and put together a power point slide show. The girls have commented on how much they enjoy this class, “We are happy to have this opportunity to work on creating an app that could help people improve their lives or improve society in some way.”

Thank you for your continued support for young people which enables them to get a good education.

CHI working towards: SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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The two projects below receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more.

1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare

1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

As the year draws to a close, we want to thank you for your support in 2017. Your donations have helped many women and girls gain education and improve their lives. Thank you for being a part of this!

Stories are the best way for us to show how you have helped poor Afghans improve their lives and communities. Here is one of our favorites from this year. A student said, "In my opinion the first and best thing that youth need to do is to transform ourselves and then to transform the community. This way we will be able to motivate society and our country toward development and a more prosperous future.

Everybody needs knowledge and perception in order to have a good life. We have learned that studying and reading books is “a light in the path of life”. Our countrymen spend less time on reading and studying useful topics than people in developed countries. This is one of the common reasons why our people lack academic awareness. Our teacher tells us that a society develops when its people develop two habits, exercise and reading books. In this class we understand the purpose of reading books. Every month we read, summarize and present one book in front of the class. We have been doing this for a year. Now reading has become one of our daily habits. If I don't read some pages during the day, I feel like I have lost something." 

Thank you for your continued support for people which enables them to get a good education  Please read our 2017 Newsletter for more information.

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Exciting opportunity TODAY only. We are competing for a share of a $75,000 bonus fund! All donations get some matching funds.The more we raise from you by midnight ET   the larger the share of the fund we will get.

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There is MORE! The two projects below ALSO receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more and then a percent more than that from Bonus Day.

1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare

1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

This project follows women and girl students through their academic careers supporting those who need it at the secondary school level and the same students or others who need help in the college years. The school age children are excited to receive a scholarship as this ensures another year for them at a school they love.

The Professor Yacoobi Private School in Herat is recognized as one of the best in the city. Academic standards are high and there are many supplemental and extra curricula activities on offer. One special class is the 30 student two year Leadership Course. Last month this class studied democracy and its impact in the development of society. The topics included: pillars of good government, free and independent media, military relations and rights and responsibilities. A lawyer from the Afghan Institute of Learning’s Legal Aid Clinic came to the school and held a workshop for the Leadership Course students. The topics covered included: what is law, amending laws, know the law and prevention of law breaking. Students commented saying, “I enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot and how it is important to know about the laws and especially citizenship laws.” 

Thank you for your continued support for these young people which means they are getting a good education at a high quality school.

CHI working towards: SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Dear Friends, 

Exciting Opportunity!

We are competing today for a share of a $50,000 bonus fund. The more we raise from you by midnight ET   the larger the share of the pot we will get.

There is MORE! The two projects below ALSO receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more and then a percent more than that from Bonus Day.

Can you help?

1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare

1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

 

Newsflash: CHI Vice President, Dr. Yacoobi  is one of BBC 100 Women 2017! 

This project follows students through their academic careers supporting those who need it at the high school level and the same students or others who need help in the college years.

Currently, there are 9 students receiving help from CHI as they study at Herat universities, 6 are female. Scholarship recipients have studied a wide range of degree subjects including, English, mining and geology, psychology, political science, economics and management, religious law, Dari literature, nursing, computer science, graphic design and stomatology.

Nine students in Kabul attending 7 universities have received scholarships, 5 are female. Three of the students are studying law and politics, and two are on a BBA course. A scholarship also went to one literature and one engineering student and one religious law student.

Aadiba had this to say, “I am 23 years old and married with a 5 year old daughter. My husband is headmaster of an educational department in Herat city and I am working as a teacher. I teach here while my daughter is studying at one of the Professor Yacoobi kindergartens. I teach in the mornings and do my studies in Dari Literature in the afternoons at one of the private universities in Herat city. My tuition is being paid by the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) … (a CHI project)… AIL has been the biggest supporter in our life.

This scholarship has been really helpful for my educational goals and got me to a great level of education. I would never have been able to pay my university if I was not given this scholarship. It has helped me change my life. Since attending university, I teach higher level classes and I receive a higher salary. This helps my husband pay our living expenses. In addition, my daughter is getting better at her lessons. We live in peace and are comfortable and we make better plans for the future of our daughter.  Professor Sakena Yaccobi is a great and inspiring leader in my life. She guides me to my educational destination and providing women with such opportunities is very helpful in our society.”

Thank you for your continued support for education in Afghanistan.

CHI working towards: SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Dear Friends, 

We are working with partners in Afghanistan to help high school and university students providing scholarships to those who would struggle to afford these educational opportunities.  Dr. Yacoobi’s Private Schools (2 in Herat and 2 in Kabul and one kindergarten) have 2,137 students, 1,208 female. Most of the recent high school scholarship recipients are at the second Herat branch school.

The school curriculum is very varied including traditional academics, music, sport such as soccer and cycling and modern skills like computing. They also have a special 2 year Leadership Course which has 30 students (15 female).  The Gold Medal ceremony was a great success and acknowledged the achievements of students in a variety of academic areas.

Here is a story from one student “I am Amena and a student in the 11th grade. I have been at this school for 4 years and am getting the best level of education along with great classes such as song, leadership, library, laboratory and sports. I am a member of the Leadership Class where I learn skills like planning, reading and peace and democracy. I get a scholarship which means I can attend the school for free. I won a gold medal for one subject at the gold medal ceremony. I was proud and so was my family.”

Thank you for your continued support for education in Afghanistan.

CHI working towards: SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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