Throughout this past year, AIL awarded 20 scholarships to girls in Herat and Kabul provinces.
Since receiving funding from Catapult, 10 scholarships were awarded to girls attending a private school in Herat Province, and 10 were awarded to girls attending two different private schools in Kabul province.
Estimated girls & women affected
20 women received scholarships and will be educated in Herat and Kabul, Afghanistan. The communities of Herat and Haul are now also benefiting from the workshop.
Estimated community members affected
Creating Hope International would like to thank you very much for your support of our project! You can see the hopeful faces of those you have supported in the collage above. We awarded 20 scholarships! 10 scholarships were awarded to girls attending a private school in Herat Province, and 10 were awarded to girls attending two different private schools in Kabul province. The girls range in age from 8 to 17 and are in grades 2 to 7. All of the students come from poor families who would not be able to pay for their daughters to attend these private schools. In fact, some of the girls work part time to support their families, in addition to going to school. Their fathers are employed as farmers, guards, teachers, cleaners or soldiers in the army, while others are unemployed, addicts, deceased or unable to work. These young women are the future of Afghanistan, and their future has been made brighter thanks to your support.
“I am a 16 year old student, and have two younger sisters. My father is addicted to drugs and cannot work. My mother goes to our neighbor’s houses to do washing and cleaning. I was not able to pay tuition or buy stationary. I am so thankful for this great chance. This opportunity has changed my life. I am going to help my family and my community in the future.”
Risks and challenges
Afghanistan did not have enough schools for all students to attend and many of the public schools do not offer a quality education. So high quality private schools were opened, but poor girls and orphans faced the challenge of not have the funds to attend. With your support, we helped them overcome this challenge.
What we’ve learnt
We've learnt that these young ladies have a bright future and that education is very important to them, on a personal level. The girls were so happy to receive scholarships that their eyes filled with tears. It was incredible for them and for us.
Your donations have helped to change the lives of these 20 young women. They will now have more doors open to them and more options for their future. We’ll work to continue to support them.
We spent a total amount of $5,000 on tuition and books that cost $220 per student, uniforms that cost $15 per student, and stationery that cost also $15 per student.
Amount spent so far
Tuition and books
Scholarship recipients identified
Thank you for all that you have contributed towards Creating Hope International’s efforts to raise scholarships for Afghan students. School in Afghanistan has recently restarted, and we have sent the scholarship money to the private schools in Afghanistan.
The schools have identified the 20 students who will receive the scholarships and are currently writing up a short bio for each girl. We will be reporting more about each student in our final report.
Primary school students selected for a scholarship will receive tuition to a private school, books and a uniform. These girls come from families who value education, and are doing their best to make an education a reality for their daughters but need a little help to pay school fees, purchase books and provide the girls with books. Once the scholarships have been awarded, we will be updating you with more information about these students.
Thank you again for your generous support of scholarships for Afghan students. We truly believe that you have helped change the course of these students lives with your generosity.
Fund scholarships for 20 Afghan girls.
Why we care: There aren't enough public schools in Afghanistan for girls to attend and private schools are often too expensive
How we're solving this: Scholarships for tuition, books, uniforms and school supplies
The Afghan Institute of Learning, an Afghan women’s non-governmental organization, has been educating Afghan women and children since 1995. To date, Afghan Institute of Learning has provided educational opportunities for 286,453 women and children and has provided teacher training to 20,500 teachers in public and private schools, benefiting more than 5 million students. However, Afghanistan still does not have enough schools for all students to attend and many of the public schools do not offer a quality education.
To meet this need, high quality private schools have been opened but poor girls and orphans do not have the funds to attend. Bright students who are orphans or poor need scholarships for tuition, books, uniforms and school supplies. Afghan Institute of Learning is requesting scholarships, $250 each, for 20 girls to attend private schools for one year.
The Afghan Institute of Learning is an Afghan women’s non-governmental organization founded in 1995 by Dr. Sakena Yacoobi to help address the problem of poor access for Afghan women and children to education and health services, their subsequent inability to support their lives, and the impact of this lack of education and health on Afghan society.
Afghan Institute of Learning is an organization, run by Afghan women, that plays a major part in reconstructing education and health systems capable of reaching the women and children of Afghanistan--whether in refugee camps or in their homes in Afghanistan. Afghan Institute of Learning's visionary programs have had a major impact on Afghanistan and its people. Between 1996 and June 2012, over 10 million Afghans have been direct beneficiaries of AIL education, training and health services. A number of Afghan Institute of Learning’s visionary programs have been replicated or adopted by the Afghan government and other organizations.