The Empowerment Network Circle supporting education of Afghan girls

Circle of Friend’s new Circle, the Empowerment Network (Circle 132), was formed a few months ago with the aim of supporting education of girls in Afghanistan.

In 2021 when the Taliban stopped girls from going to school, a group of people, mostly in Australia, decided to help by starting secret schools for girls in Afghanistan. They planned carefully and worked with people they trusted inside Afghanistan to find safe places for the schools. Even though it was risky, they managed to set up classrooms in hidden spots in different parts of Afghanistan and despite the dangers, girls started coming to these secret schools to learn. Over time more and more joined, eager to get an education despite the Taliban’s rules.

Running the schools wasn’t easy. They faced problems with money, safety, and logistics. But the friends never gave up. Now, they need financial help to keep the schools running. This is where the Empowerment Network aims to work, by raising funds to allow these schools to keep educating girls in Afghanistan. Donations are urgently needed to pay for teachers, supplies, and safety measures. You can help by making a one-off donation or a monthly donation. Alternatively, you can sponsor one or more classes. With just $150, you can support one class of 10 students for a month.

Despite the challenges, these secret schools are shining lights in a dark time for Afghanistan. With help from supporters like you, they can continue to provide hope and education to girls who need it most.