And, while enrollment is growing in Afghan schools, only 35% of students are girls.
AAFF and Sahar Education International work together to build safe, well-built schools that meet the educational and physical needs of students, especially young women. To date, we’ve completed 12 school buildings.
Ghohar Khaton accommodates 3,000 young women as they prepare for their futures. With state of the art restrooms, hand washing stations, and outdoor sports courts protected from public view, the school promotes healthy living and good hygiene. Strategically designed windows and doors allow for cool air in the summer and warm temperatures in the winter. Landscaping and an on-site well promote responsible and safe water usage. And a technology center on site allows students to further job skills.
In partnership with Sahar Education International, we’ve implemented five technology education centers for young women.
Through these centers, hundreds of young women have successfully completed technology training programs, empowering them to pursue a brighter future through education.
Only 27% of Afghanistan’s rural population has access to clean drinking water.
While many organizations in Afghanistan spend upwards of $35,000 for a well, AAFF can build a well for about $4,500. It only takes $10 to provide an Afghan family with water for life.
Each well we build can serve approximately 500 families. In 2012 alone, twenty-five wells were constructed, providing water to over 12,500 families.