Cause Story: The Khaled Hosseini Foundation

“Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality.”
– World Bank

Through our partnership with The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, we helped 420 girls enroll into the Khurasan Learning Center (KLC) were they are learning to read and write. In addition, the program helped 80 women gain access to basic literacy and skills training.

The Khurasan Learning Center operates in Ghazni, Afghanistan, one the poorest regions in the poorest countries on the planet.

Farzana is a graduate of KLC program and now she is graduating from Kabul University to become a teacher. "I cannot put my feeling into words and write how happy I am that I am graduating successfully," said Farzana. "I am planning to go back to Ghazni to be a teacher... because I feel I should pay back what I have received somehow."

Girls attending and graduating from school are rare in Ghazni, Afghanistan and only possible with the support of donors like you. Only 46% of Afghan girls attend school, where they encounter overcrowded classes taught by teachers who are marginalized and paid very little.

Khatera is another graduate of the KLC program and now studying computer science at Kabul University—a skill that will allow her to support herself and her eight siblings. "I am so grateful and happy that I am a step closer to my dreams. My family and I are so hopeful and thankful for this organization."

Together we can change the course of the lives of many more girls like Farzana and Khatera. By supporting this program, more girls and women can attend school, learn to read and write, and gain the skills to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Become the force that helps empower girls and women so they can define their path out of poverty.
  • $50.00 can send one girl to school for a year.
  • $100 can provide a woman with skills training to support herself and her family.

Please donate to help more girls like Farzana and Khatera escape a life of illiteracy and absence of opportunity.

Because of donors like you, we can transform the lives of vulnerable girls, women, and communities in the United States and abroad.