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Towards a brighter future

By Airokhsh Faiz Qaisary 

This year, Afghan women celebrated International Women’s Day with much success and achievement. If we compare the lives of Afghan women today to 15 years ago, we see dramatic changes in education for girls since the fall of the Taliban.

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Training Afghan Teachers: An Ideal Match with One Day’s Wages

Photo Credit: Peter Bussian

Photo Credit: Peter Bussian

Sahar is excited to announce a matching gift opportunity with  One Day’s Wages , a grassroots movement dedicated to ending global poverty with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. For Each dollar raised by Sahar, One Day’s Wages will match 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.  Continue reading

Success with Gohar Khaton Exhibit

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From left: Maggie Cooper and Ginna Brelsford in front of exhibit.

The Pioneer Square Art Walk Event was a success!

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Intern Exit Blog- Stephanie

From Left: Stephanie Tam, Sophia Alhadeff, Magdalena Cooper, Ha Tran, Ginna Brelsford

From Left: Stephanie Tam, Sophia Alhadeff, Magdalena Cooper, Ha Tran, Ginna Brelsford

In fall 2013, I became an intern at Sahar and for the past year, I have learned and gained so much here. Interning at Sahar has been such an eye-opening experience for me, and I feel so fortunate to have been a part of such a hard-working and dedicated team. Continue reading

Gohar Khaton: Before and After

Significant process has been made in the Gohar Khaton Girls School remodel. Key milestones have been reached and the school is on track to open in the spring of 2015. To illustrate the magnitude of redesign innovation and hard work that has gone into the school construction, we have photos of Gohar Khaton before and after the project. Continue reading

January 2015 Gohar Khaton Girls’ School Construction Updates

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Gohar Khaton is on track to celebrate the opening on March 31, 2015. The vibrant reds, yellows, and blues are adding excitement for the school’s unique design, construction, and contribution to the innovative architecture for Mazar-i-Sharif. Continue reading

Community Celebration for Gohar Khaton Girls’ School (Photos by Peter Bussian)

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A community celebration was held for the Gohar Khaton School last week in Mazar-i-Sharif. Government officials, the school principal, the girls of Gohar Khaton and our team on the ground held a ceremony to welcome the school into the community. Continue reading

November 2014 Gohar Khaton Girls’ School Construction Updates

This week’s photos continue the real time updates on the construction progress of Gohar Khaton. The craftsmanship continues to stand out among any buildings in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Continue reading

October 2014 Gohar Khaton Girls’ School Construction Update

Today’s postings include photographs of Gohar Khaton’s windows painted red. The school now has red and blue windows, adding vibrant colors to the school. Continue reading

October 2014 Gohar Khaton Girls’ School Construction Updates

Today’s posting includes photographs showing the incorporation of standard features in much of Afghan architecture with the use of exposed poplar poles. The poles are being used to close areas of the roof over the stairs. An iron beam roof will be put it over this for strength and enclosed in brick and concrete. Continue reading