11.30.22 / Category: Impact - Grant Awards

How We Work to Remove Barriers of Education – Volume 1, Episode 5: Sahar

Today, we look back at the impact we were able to make when the Circle of Sisterhood was just two years into existence. This 2012 grant recipient supported a girls’ school liaison in Afghanistan. The ability to employ a woman in this role offered direct progress that is desperately needed in this part of the world. We invite you to learn more by watching the latest vlog from Circle of Sisterhood’s new monthly series.

About Sahar

Sahar (formerly Ayni Education International) creates quality educational opportunities in Afghanistan that empower and inspire children and their families to build peaceful, just and life-affirming communities. In 2011, Sahar launched the Village Schools Initiative with the goal of completing the physical infrastructure requirements of nine remote village schools by 2013. In February 2012, the Afghan team expanded to include two girls’ schools as liaisons to promote better and more frequent communication. Our $2,000 grant (2012) helped support one of the Girls’ School Liaisons. Employing Afghan women in the schools offered accountability, a role model/aspirational structure, and ensured quality control for the girls in the Village Schools Initiative.

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