When girls are educated, communities are stronger, safer, healthier and more affluent. An educated girl can change the world—but right now too many aren’t getting the chance they deserve to reach their full potential. Many girls in Afghanistan are still far behind in their access to education thanks to years of Taliban rule, stigma against girls’ education, the lack of available facilities and early marriage or motherhood keeping girls from school.
Sahar approaches girls’ education from multiple levels because we know that it takes a holistic approach to create real change. We work with partners in the U.S. and on the ground in Afghanistan to build and supply schools, start educational and vocational training programs, and early marriage prevention programs. These projects bolster local economies and strengthen communities, as well as fortify bonds between Afghanistan and the West.
Learn more about the work Sahar has done in Afghanistan to allow more girls to go to school. Read about our methods to repair schools that are no longer viable, and to build schools in communities that need them, pioneering the use of sustainable design for buildings in Afghanistan. Hear from the girls and women who have graduated from our computer training programs and teacher training programs. And explore the unique methods we’re using to prevent early marriage to keep more Afghan girls in school, longer.
Sahar believes that with your help, we can make the world a better place for Afghan girls—and educated girls will make a better world for all of us. Join us in making sure girls who have grown up in a war zone with little hope of being educated have all the opportunities they deserve. A donation to Sahar provides opportunity, jobs and the foundation for a self-propelling cycle of intellectual empowerment for the girls and women of Afghanistan today and for years to come.
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Administrative Operations Manager
Closing Date: January 10, 2017
Sahar seeks a motivated, organized, customer-service oriented professional – with a passion for girls’ education and a natural penchant to plan, organize and coordinate – to join our small but mighty team.
by Malahat Mazaher
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