Dear SOLA friends,
March means spring and new beginnings -- and for all of us at SOLA, this spring ushers in a year that will be like none other.
As you're no doubt aware, the final day of February saw the signing of an agreement between the Taliban and the United States that is expected to, among other things, lead to a drawdown of American military forces and the start of talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.
To this news, I'd like to add a single number:
That’s the number of applications we've received for this year’s incoming 6th grade class – and they’re the most we’ve ever received.
The desire in Afghanistan to let girls learn is one that will not go away. It grows, year to year, like our pool of applicants, like SOLA itself. We’re in the final stages of admissions as you read this, and we'll be celebrating the first day of school this month. We’ll be a school of grades 6-10, and this will be the first 10th grade class in our history.
2020 will be a year of uncertainties – and of certainties. You’ve just read about some of both.
Here's to a peaceful school year ahead.
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