LOCATION:

Wardak Province, Afghanistan

PROJECT TEAM:

Harvard University

PARTICULAR NEED:

Over 500 girls were graduating primary school a year with no option to continue their formal education

CUSTOMIZED SOLUTION:

Construct a secondary school so that local leaders could petition the government for teachers and books.

ENROLLMENT:

700 girls

AREA OVERVIEW:

85.1% women have no formal education; 12.6% female literacy rate (CIA World Fact Book)

SUSTAINABILITY PLAN:

In progress

PARTNERS:

Kids 4 Afghan Kids; Fahima Vorgetts of Women for Afghan Women; Seraj Wardak, a key local leader

PROJECT STATUS:

Construction completed & students attending since 2009

Total Raised: 

$151,672



In 2009, after 18 months of construction and an investment of about $180,000, Circle opened the doors to its first girls school. The two-story building has twelve classrooms that service the community as a gathering place after school hours. Local leaders registered the school with the Afghan Ministry of Education and designed the curriculum after state standards.