Sahar Featured on BBC
We are delighted to be featured by BBC World Service on completion of Gawhar Khatoon, the largest girls’ school we built in partnership with Janet W. Ketcham Foundation and Miller Hull Partnership in Mazar-e-Sharif City in Northern Afghanistan. Listen to the program on this link. This school is built in an innovative design that overcomes challenges such as the high expense of wood in the region and the need to stay warm in the freezing winters and cool in the sweltering summers without electricity.
Check out our recent Seattle Times article here.
Sahar Announces First Fellow
Sahar is pleased to announce that Airokhsh Faiz Qaisary has been selected as Sahar’s first Fellow for one year beginning in June. Airokhsh graduated form Juniata College in International Politics with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. A native of Mazar-i-Shairf, Afghanistan, Airokhsh interned for Sahar during her summer vacations in 2013 and 2014, providing Sahar with reports on our schools as well as photographs and short films showing the progress at schools Sahar has built in northern Balkh province. We are very excited to see what she has to offer and look forward to working with her.
As we jump into fall, please save the date October 29, 2015 for Sahar’s Annual Fundraising Dinner, A New Day, A New Voice. This year, the event will feature award-winning journalist and author, Jenny Nordberg, who will speak to her recent book, The Underground Girls of Kabul. We are honored to host her as a part of this very special evening.
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