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

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Updates from programs!

Girls team wins Technovation Challenge with Education App!
Professor Sakena Yacoobi High School , Herat has won first place in the girls  Technovation Challenge competition creating mobile phone applications.
The 5 girl team beat 36 other teams from Afghanistan with their education app Amozgar, that teaches literacy. Sponsored by AIL, they worked on this project for 3 months creating an app with the alphabet with audio and words and sentences.  Their message, “With Amozgar we change homes into schools.”
The team and their app now move on to the semi- final round of judging with 100 teams from around the world. Six finalists will be picked from this round to compete for the final prize.

Radio Meraj wins more Top Awards in Media in Western Afghanistan!
The Afghanistan Institute for Research and Studies held a contest for 161 media outlets. Meraj was permitted to enter 3 categories and won all 3!  Meraj won best news package, best analysis and speakers, and best innovative programming. In addition, a photographer working with AIL won the best photography prize for one of his AIL photographs.
The competition attracted media outlets from all over the western zone including the well- known stations that have been operating for decades. Meraj’s success is remarkable in that it has been in operation for only two years yet won awards usually associated with stations of 5 plus years of experience. It won the most awards among all the existing media.
Radio Meraj is many years ahead of its strategic plan and has gained popular and professional credibility and success making it one of the top three Herat stations.   The station operates 20 hours a day reaching 9 out of the 15 districts of Herat.

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Dear Friends, 

This project has a two- fold purpose to support females at private secondary school and also to support some of these as they go onto university. In Dr. Yacoobi’s private secondary schools (2 in Herat and 2 in Kabul and one kindergarten) there are 2,137 students, 1,208 female. The scholarship recipients continue to do well in the private school learning environment. These children would not be able to attend this quality school without financial aid.

The second Herat school started as a branch out of the main school.  30 scholarships have just been awarded to female students at this second branch for the start of the new school year. This project provides additional funds to these students to make up their scholarships.  The school has a total student body of 217, 115 girls and 102 boys. All the students and their families are delighted to receive support for their studies. I am Mohebullah one of the students at Professor Sakena Yaccobi private school and I thank Professor Sakena Yaccobi and the school manager for providing us with such pure education. The school management has provided me and many other classmates with great educational opportunities as there have been great scholarships available while providing a high standard of education. The scholarship saved my life since now I can attend all the classes and learn the update to date lessons.”

This project also supports 6 women at Herat University who have CHI scholarships. The women are studying different degrees including, law, psychology, mining and geology, history, computers and management. In Kabul, at university there are 2 women with CHI scholarships.  One student had this to say, “My name is Fariba and I am studying English Literature.  I want to be a senior teacher of English language because most Afghan people are not familiar with English. I want teach English professionally. The scholarship given by AIL makes me happy because it is a great help to me.”

Thank you for your continued support for education in Afghanistan and for its young people as they pursue their goals in life.

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Dear Friends,

The girls who receive scholarships have the opportunity to not only change their future but also aid in the reconstruction of Afghan society. Following is what one university scholarship student dreams of doing:

My name is Farzana and I am studying Nursing in Herat University.  I want to be an authentic and kind nurse because it is a holy job and I must be honest and caring with sick people--the same that AIL has done with me. With the scholarship I get, I can change my life and the lives of others. I want to be responsible and also a good citizen.

There are many like Farzana who want to give back and play an active role in the rebuilding of Afghanistan. Please help us by donating March 1 thru March 15, so that this project has the opportunity to be showcased in the Global Giving Girl Fund for 2017. Donate now, tell your friends and family! Give Farzana and the women and girls of Afghanistan a chance to make a change!

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Creating Hope International (CHI)

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Twitter: @sakenafund
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, Michigan United States
$7,470 raised of $20,000 goal
108 donations
$12,530 to go
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