Support an Afghan Girl's Year at School

by School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA)
Support an Afghan Girl's Year at School

Project Report | Dec 6, 2019
The Girl Who Wants White

By Kevin Jones | Director of Communications

Dear SOLA friends,

December means the coming of winter and the end of our school year -- and what a year 2019 has been.

Classes began in the spring with news that our co-founder, Shabana Basij-Rasikh, had been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list as a social entrepreneur. As summer rolled in and turned to fall, our students found countless new ways to express their creativity -- one of which you see above. This is a painting by one of our 9th graders, who describes her work in these words:

"In this piece, I use white and red in the background. White means humanity, and red means the challenges girls face in society. White is almost completely covered with red. The girl is turning away from inhumanity. She doesn't want red, she wants white with all its beauties!" 

As you read this email, nearly 80 girls from 25 provinces of Afghanistan are on our campus, preparing to celebrate the last day of school. In March 2020, a new class of 6th graders will arrive. SOLA will be, for the first time in our history, a school of grades 6-10.

We grow, safely and securely -- and we do so thanks to you. We are happy to have you with us as we nuture a generation of girls who will become the women who create a new, and beautiful, world. 

Kevin

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School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA)

Location: Boston, MA - USA
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Twitter: @solaafghanistan
Project Leader:
Shabana Basij-Rasikh
Boston , MA United States

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