What we do

More Afghan Girls in Schools

Afghan girls and their families are demanding greater access to education in their worn-torn country. Since the removal of the Taliban, millions of children have entered the school system—many for the first time. Girls are still substantially under-represented among the students flooding the Afghanistan education system. As the system is slowly rebuilt, there are still large gaps. Sahar works to close those gaps and get more girls in school.

Improving Afghan School Capacity

One of the largest problems facing Afghan students is the lack of schools. In Mazar city center, where we concentrate our work, thousands of children attend schools built for just a few hundred students. For girls, there aren't enough high schools. Many of the girls who began school in 2002 (Post-Taliban) started at the first-grade level. The Afghan Ministry of Education can't keep up with demand. Sahar-funded projects help meet this need.

Training Teachers

Training teachers, especially women, is an integral part of providing access to education for all girls in Afghanistan.The Afghan teacher training centers funded and managed by Sahar have taught several hundred rural teachers the fundamentals of teaching. We’ve focused specifically on training teachers at rural girls’ schools, where it is most difficult for girls to get to school.

Improving Digital Literacy

Sahar’s Digital Literacy Program opens doors to higher education and job skills through technology for girls in Afghanistan. Sahar provides the only computer lab for public elementary or high school girls in the areas where we work. Today, Sahar operates three computer centers in several of our schools in rural and urban areas, serving 1,500 girls each year.

22

Sahar-Built, Repaired, or Supplied Schools

>20,000

Sahar Girls served annually

>200,000

Sahar-educated girls total

Sahar. Education for Afghan Girls.

Sahar helps more Afghan girls get in school and stay in school. Learn more about our programs:

Sahar builds and remodels schools to get more girls in classrooms. Learn more.

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Sahar trains teachers, especially women, as an integral part of providing access to education for all girls in Afghanistan. Learn more.

While more girls are entering high school in Afghanistan, early marriage prevents many girls from graduating. Sahar is working to break down that barrier and help girls pursue their educational goals. Learn more. 

12%

 Afghan Female Literacy Rate

38%

Afghan children with no access to schools

50%

Afghan Schools need repairs & basic resources