A Night In Afghanistan

Join Sahar Education for a night of Afghan culture and a celebration of the resilience of Afghan women.

Shkula Zadran, Former UN Youth representative for Afghanistan

Immerse yourself in Afghan culture while learning about the incredible work of Sahar Education to bring hope to Afghan girls.

A Night in Afghanistan, Benefit for Sahar Education
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Structure Cellars

Join Sahar Education at Structure Cellars in Seattle, WA to celebrate the ongoing success of programs that educate and empower girls in Afghanistan. With the Taliban takeover in 2021, many nonprofits left the region or shifted their focus to men and younger children. Sahar chose another path. They doubled down on educating and empowering girls and women, providing secret courses for those who refuse to accept the Taliban’s orders. 

Girls in Sahar programs learn English, IT, Coding, and women’s empowerment, and gain the confidence to stand up for their beliefs. This October 25th, you can join Sahar in celebrating the resilience of Afghan women at the A Night In Afghanistan benefit for Sahar Education. 

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The benefit is a 2-hour event with Afghan food, music, tea, henna, and inspirational speakers. Hear from Executive Director, Meetra Alokozay, Award Winning Women’s Rights activist, Shogofa Amini, and keynote speaker, Shkula Zadran, former Afghan Youth Representative to the United Nations. The evening promises to educate and wow attendees who can enjoy a cultural celebration while supporting the bravery and resilience of Afghan girls. Catering is provided by Afghan Hawasana Catering. 

The night will include an auction featuring one-of-a-kind Afghan textiles and local Seattle treats and events. Sponsored by the Seattle Opera.

Sahar Education has been in Afghanistan for over 20 years. Prior to the 2021 Taliban takeover, Sahar built and repaired schools, trained female teachers, and provided women’s empowerment workshops in partnership with The Ministry of Education. Over the last 2 years, Sahar has developed underground coding and IT courses that offer vital skills for Afghan girls and women alongside continued women’s empowerment workshops. Sahar is committed to changing the lives of Afghan girls.

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The silent auction begins at 10 am PST, TODAY! Join us in supporting the resilience of Afghan girls by bidding on one-of-a-kind auction items! Even if you won’t be attending in person or on Zoom you can win fabulous prizes! 

Celebrate with Sahar Education and bid to win one-of-a-kind pieces and experiences! Afghan textiles, jewelry, artwork previously hung in the Artlords Kabul gallery, and more! 3 different vacation experiences to luxury resorts with amazing sights and locations!

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Attendee Checklist

Thank you for registering for the A Night in Afghanistan Benefit this Wednesday, October 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Structure Cellars in Seattle or via Zoom.

A Night in Afghanistan is our first annual benefit since 2019 and our first opportunity to share our evolved mission with you in person!

Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on August 15th, 2021, the future of girls and women in Afghanistan has been uncertain. Our mission to change the lives of Afghan girls has remained constant, while our methods have had to change with the country. We look forward to sharing more about how your support changes lives this Wednesday!

Event Details

If you registered for your entire party, please share this email with the other members of your party before the event.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. PST to 8:00 p.m., Doors open 
Location: Structure Cellars Winery & Tasting Room
3861 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
Floor 1 – SODO Urbanworks
Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 883 5721 9197
Passcode: 838389

Parking & Transportation

We recommend allowing plenty of time to take public transit, carpool, or park.

There is 2-hour parking available in the center complex of SODO Urbanworks. You can also find street parking and parking on the gravel area around the back.

Suggested Minimum Donation

Guests are invited to make a minimum contribution of $100. Thanks to our generous sponsors, you can double the impact of your gift.

Donations of $250 or more will be matched 100% by the Sahar Education Fund! 

With $23,500 available in matching funds, you can change the lives of girls and their communities!

Change of Plans?

If you’re no longer able to join us on Wednesday, you can still support Sahar Education and change the lives of Afghan girls by making a gift! Donate in lieu of attendance or participate in our silent auction!


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Allie Renar at [email protected]


Thank you to all our sponsors who truly invest in girls’ education for a better world!

You can change the life of a girl and her community.

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