These Girls In Afghanistan Have Written Letters Begging To Go To College

In a move that will make you feel guilty about every time you ever complained about doing your homework, a class of teenage girls are pleading to continue their education

Afghan school girls aged 16 and 17 have written letters, begging for funding to build a college in their village of Deh Subz.

The girls have been attending the Zabuli Education Centre – their village’s only school for girls – since 2008. But it only continues teaching them up until 17 or 18. Meaning that in a year’s time, they don’t know where they’ll end up.

‘Building a college in a rural Afghan village is a first – it has never been done,’ explains Beth Murphy, who is leading a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to build a college. ‘But it should be. This effort is not just about sending the first class of Zabuli graduates to college. There’s more at stake here. It’s about having a living demonstration of the power of knowledge to change everything. This college can be catalyst for incredible change for the better… for this village, Afghanistan and our world.’

If the plans for Zabuli Technical College go ahead, the girls will have the opportunity to follow three tracks of study: nursing, teaching, engineering – meaning that they’ll be able to contribute to their families and village.

‘Slowly, this community is already chipping away at attitudes that keep girls out of the classroom across Afghanistan, and I want to help further that journey,’ says Beth. ‘This is about having a positive impact on generation after generation. Quite literally changing the future.’

Shakira Mohammed Saleem


Hello everyone!

I am a student in 12th grade at ZEC. I want to go to college because it increases my level of knowledge and will learn more. When I know the value of knowledge I started to dream about going to college. My greatest wishes to become a judge when I complete my education. Now I am very lucky and luck is not in our hands but decision is in our hands. Luck can’t make our decisions but our decisions can make luck…

Education means to me freedom of speach and can defense from our right. With college degree I will have a strong sense of pride and self. By getting education I am abe to establish a house teaching for those who deprive from getting knowledge in my village. When I have a daughter I wish her brilliant future too.Thanks.

Best wishes,

Shakira Mohammed Saleem


Aziza Tory Alay

Hello everyone

I am a student in 2th grade at ZEC. I want to go to college because I will learn more. When I understand the value of knowledge, I started to dream about going to college. Education means to me to find a good jab. With a college degree I will have a lifetime of increased opportunities. By getting education I won’t have problem. I can teach younger siblings in my family and other girls in my village. When I have daughter I will let her to go to school and wish her a bright future. I am the first girl in my family to get education. Myparents are illiterateI joined ZEC since 2008 and learnt more. Now i know I have changed a lot. Before coming to ZEC I had problems with my education. I am really lucky.

Thanks, best wishes

Aziza Tory Alay


Breshna Abdul Cehamee


Hello every on!

I am a student in 12th grade at ZEC. I want to go to college because I will meet many of my best and new friends. When I know the value of knowledge I started to dream about going to college. Education means to me learning something new. With a college degree I will make more money. By getting education I will be able to solve my problems and I can teach other girls in my village. When I have a daughter I would like to let her go to school and wish her a brilliant future. Because my parents are illiterate when I was a student in a public school before joining ZEC I couldn’t read, write even my name, now I am very happy and lucky to read and write. Thanks,

Best wishes,

Breshna Abdul Cehamee


Mursal Adbul Raqib


Hello everyone!

I am a student in 12th grade at ZEC. I want to go to college because I achieve independence when I was in grade 10th and heard that in 2016 we will start our collage from that time I started to dream about going to collage. Education means to me freedom from poverty with college degree I will have more access to resources. By getting education I myself will solve my problem without someone help, and can teach other boys and girls in my village. When I have a daughter I wish her to be educated like me. I am the first girls in my familyto get education. My mother is illiterate and I am lucky to help her. I want to become a prosecutor when I complete my education and serve to my people.

Thanks, best wishes

Mursal Adbul Raqib


Negeena Mir Anas


Hello everyone!

I am a student in 12th grade at ZEC. I want to go to college because I attend different events. When I know the value of knowledge I started to dream about goin to college. My greated wishes to become a teacher in the future. A good teacher is like a candle it consumes itself to light the way for others! Educations mens to me freedom from stereotypes. With college degree I will have future opportunities. By getting education I will solve my problem. And help other boys and girls in my village. When I have a daughter, I wish her to be educated and serve to her homeland.

Thanks.

Best wishes

Negeena Mir Anas


Radeha Oyamuddin


Hello everyone!

I am a student in 12th grade at ZEC. I want to go to college because I make more friends. Last year when I heard about our college I started to dream about going to college. Education means to me the most powerful weapon wich we can use to change the world. With college degree I will always be marketable. By getting education I will have less problems and able to solve them. I teach other girls in my village. When I daighter I wish her to be educted like me and have a bright futur. Because if there is no struggle there is no progress. My greatest wishes to become a doctor and help my family.

Best wishes,

Rafeha Oyamuddin

Yalda Hameedullah

Hello everyone!

I am a student in 2th grade at ZEC. I want to go to college because I will have some fun. When I knew the value of knowledge I started to dream about going to college. As every one knows that knowledge is power. Education means to me to have a better future. With a college degree I will have more income. By getting education I will increase the level of my knowledge. I can solve my problems and help others. When I have a daughter I allow her to go to school and wishing her a brilliant future with great achievements. An illiterate person is like a blind which sees all the universe dark. So learn knowledge from cradle to grave. My parents are illiterate I am lucky to help them.

Best wishes,

Yalda Hameedullah

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