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.


Gohar Khaton Artwork

The winners of the artist competition learned  how to install their artwork on a large scale. They first attended a workshop on artwork installation, and took their winning designs and painted them on the walls of Gohar Khaton. Below are photos of the artists hard at work and some of the artwork that will be displayed on the walls of the school. 

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Sahar Partners with One Day’s Wages

Our project with One Day’s Wages  has been funded! A big thank you to everyone who donated to and supported the project. One Day’s Wages is a grassroots movement dedicated to ending global poverty with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. For Each dollar raised by Sahar, One Day’s Wages matched the amount up to $4,000. The donations will support Sahar’s teacher training program by providing transportation for 30 rural women to Sahar’s teacher training center. See the results here. Thank you for investing in the future of Afghan women and girls.

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.

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