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Sahar Banner Spring!

We’ve had a Banner Spring at Sahar! Here’s a couple of exciting updates:

Seattle 4 International Rotary Grant:
We’ve received a $8,000 grant from one of the world’s largest Rotary clubs for the Sahar Boarding School Kitchen and Cafeteria Build-out. Seattle 4 has been a long-standing supporter of Sahar and we appreciate their deep commitment to global women’s empowerment.

Causality Brand Grant:
We’ve received a matching grant from Causality to design dynamic and sustainable communication elements for our public boarding school for rural Afghan girls. This grant will be a key component to our success – it will allow us to communicate about our work more effectively!

Churchwomen of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Grant:
The Churchwomen of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church have supported Sahar with a $4,800 grant. This grant provides transportation for 100 Afghan girls to travel to a teacher training center. The lack of teachers is a significant problem in Afghanistan where the school system has been flooded by students since the fall of Taliban rule. Custom dictates that girls must be taught by women beginning in middle school and women teachers are especially in need. We fund teachers’ transportation from their villages into urban teacher training centers, allowing the women to receive certification. Training these teachers effectively sustains programs for girls’ education in rural areas.

This 2018 spring has been a dynamic time for Sahar. We appreciate all of the support from our donors! Thank you!