Our New Name

We are delighted to announce a new name for our organization. Ayni Education International is now Sahar. Sahar means dawn in Dari, the most common language spoken in Northern Afghanistan. Our leadership team and our Afghan advisors all agree – this is a new day for girls in Afghanistan. Sahar will continue to provide education for Afghan girls – building schools, creating computer centers, and supporting teacher training – while also seeking opportunities to rise up to the challenges always present when great change is undertaken.

Mark Your Calendars!

Sahar’s work will be featured in an exhibit installation at the Impact HUB in Seattle, 220 2nd Ave South from February 10-March 31.

The exhibit will feature photographs and stories about our work in northern Afghanistan. Please stop by and learn more about Sahar and our work!

Additionally, we will be holding an evening reception, in conjunction with the March 5th Pioneer Square Art walk. More details to follow soon!


Want to know more about our work? Our new video describing Sahar’s mission and programs is now ready for viewing.


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Educating girls yields spectacular social benefits for the current generation and those to come. An educated girl tends to marry later and have healthier children. The children she does have will be more likely to survive; they will be better nourished and better educated. She will be more productive at home and better paid in the workplace. She will be better able to protect herself against abuse and to assume a more active role in social, economic and political decision-making throughout her life.

Support a new day for girls in Afghanistan — Give to Sahar Today!

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