Who are the girls of AGFAF?  Read on...
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MAY 2014

All of our students have unique stories and individual talents. They have a wealth of energy, ideas and dreams. They are young women with plans to change their country and our world. Today, we'd like to introduce you to just a few of them.
Meet Malahat

Lafayette '16

Read about..

Noorjahan, Dickinson '14, in the Philadelphia Inquirer 

Fatima R, Bucknell '17, in
Mercersberg Magazine
AGFAF Students are on the Move and Making a Difference!  

Bahara Y (second from left) at the 7th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting.
Bahara Y was selected by University of the Pacific to attend the CGI U meeting at Arizona State University in Tempe, March 21-23, 2014. While there, Bahara presented her project Bahar-eh-Donish, which means “spring of knowledge” in Farsi. Bahar-eh-Donish is a project through which Pacific's online library will be connected to Herat University’s library in Afghanistan. The project will facilitate Herat University student access to the online sources of Pacific's library; opening a whole new world of resources and knowledge to these students.
In January, Yasameen spent a month interning in Congresswoman Betty McCollum's offices in Minnesota. Earlier this year, McCollum and 30 of her colleges in the US House of representatives released a letter to the women of Afghanistan pledging their continued support of policies and programs which promote women's equality in their country.  
Meet the class of 2018
George School 
Choate Rosemary Hall


Groton School


Empowerment Through Education
On March 31, AGFAF received the Empowerment Through Education Award from Drew University's Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict at its first annual gala.  (view the video)(photo gallery). We were honored along with Irish humanitarian Don Mullan who received the Peace Through Truth and Reconciliation Award. It was a wonderful evening which brought Shamila, Drew alumna and AGFAF student, back to introduce and present the honor to AGFAF. 
"Growing up in Afghanistan, I didn’t realize how important education was until it was taken away from me. Without education, a society is incomplete...Leo started with me: one girl and one college. Now there are 30 girls getting an education.” -Shamila Kohestani (pictured at the Gala with (l-r) The Honorable Thomas H. Kean and Blair classmates Alex Motiuk and Chris Imperatore)
Beyond the awards...
AGFAF and Drew's collaborative relationship started back in 2010 with Shamila.  Today that relationship continues to grow as AGFAF student Zainab (left) and CRCC work together to expand women's education in Afghanistan. 
Won't you please help us make these stories the story of many more Afghan girls? 
Thank you!
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