Your donation today will give families the confidence and the means to keep their girls in school
This year we celebrate 15 years of working in Afghanistan – building schools, training teachers, improving student results and helping girls stay in school. The impact of this work has been life-changing. You can read a personal reflection on this from our Partnership Coordinator Ali Reza Yunespour, himself a former Hazara refugee.
Last year, our partners made significant strides at getting girls into education and training teachers in Afghanistan and South Sudan, providing women with access to training and employment in India, launching a mentoring and skills-development program in Rwanda and supporting women take up decision-making roles. In Afghanistan, our partner, the Jirghai and Behsud Shura, opened its membership to women for the first time and accepted two female teachers from Jirghai schools.
In the coming year, your support will enable our partners to continue this work and scale up their impact. In Afghanistan, it will mean three new school buildings and funding to ensure a further five schools have desks and chairs and clean water.
In Rwanda, it will mean that our partners at Club Rafiki ca run a five-day training for 30 young people in peer-to-peer education on sexual and reproductive health.
And on Lembata Island in Indonesia, your support will allow PEKKA Lodan Doe to launch 40 new bursaries for girls and women from female headed households. You can read here the difference a bursary has made to Yeni Sella, who is studying food technology in year 11 in Rote, pictured above.