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.
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
From left: Maggie Cooper and Ginna Brelsford in front of exhibit.
The Pioneer Square Art Walk Event was a success!
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
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 12, 2015
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
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
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
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
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