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About Farkhunda Trust (FT):
Farkhunda Trust supports women to excel academically and professionally, allowing them to become financially independent and that their success will encourage and inspire other young women to pursue higher education. FT provides university and higher education scholarships, mentor-ship and access to global and local professional networks to young Afghan women from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to building a future where women are full participants and leaders in society. By growing a community of educated young women committed to improving the lives of women in Afghanistan, the FT envisages a society that respects the rights of women to engage fully in the social, political and economic sectors of Afghanistan. The FT aims to create safe spaces for Afghan women to pursue their education.
Why donate to this cause?
All the money raised through this campaign will directly go to FT and will be spent on young academically talented girls who have struggled with violence or have financial difficulties.
Deeply compromised by wars and conflict that have lasted for more than thirty years, Afghanistan’s education system remains fragile. Research shows that one million eligible girls are unable to attend state universities due to lack of places. The vast majority of eligible girls were also unable to attend private universities for reasons including poverty and the lack of financial resources, family constrains and the little access to information about these universities. Education is often not an option for many women and girls in Afghanistan. According to Government figures, only 20-30 per cent women are literate in the Afghanistan. Among school age children, 38 per cent (4.2 million in real numbers) do not have access to schools, most of which are girls. "Education is not a privilege, it is a human right" but unfortunately millions in Afghanistan doesn't have access to this basic human right.
Current scholars stories: http://www.farkhundatrust.org/stories/
- A commitment to assisting talented but vulnerable women achieve their full potential
- The efficient and effective mobilisation of resources
- Results-based achievement
To find out more about Farkhunda Trust and the amazing work that they are doing, please visit their website.
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