BENEFITING: Bamyan Foundation
People are surprised to hear that there are schools in Afghanistan offering progressive education with emphasis on critical thinking. The Marefat School in Kabul, Afghanistan, is one of these unique institutions; it has prepared dozens of students from poor backgrounds for some of the finest colleges and universities in the world, and its students routinely score the highest in the country on college entrance exams. The school has managed to achieve this while keeping costs relatively low. A donation of $376 covers a student’s entire year’s tuition, as well as supplies, including transportation, stationary, and uniform.
2017 Academic Year: The foundation has begun its scholarship campaign for 2017 academic year. Our goal is to raise $10,000 before February 28, 2017 to cover full and partial scholarships for 50 students. Please know that any amount (starting at $25) goes a long way as education is vital in preparing the next generation of global citizens who will be agents of peace and stability in Afghanistan and around the world.
2016 Academic Year: Bamyan Foundation provided 24 merit and financial need based scholarships, 10 full and 14 partial scholarships, to students at Marefat High School. Among the recipients were 20 girls and 4 boys.