Support an Afghan Girl's Year at School

by School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA)
Support an Afghan Girl's Year at School
Mar 6, 2020

2020: A School Year Begins

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.


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA)

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @solaafghanistan
Project Leader:
Shabana Basij-Rasikh
Boston , MA United States
$52,326 raised of $60,000 goal
183 donations
$7,674 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.