You can help girls in Afghanistan get to school safely
The Safe Ride to School for Afghan Girls Program was created in response to an attack on female students and teachers in the Kandahar Province. In 2008, men on motorcycles sprayed acid into the faces of teachers and students walking to school, targeting girls wearing school uniforms. Donors rallied and purchased a school bus so this would never happen again. Since 2009, the bus program has provided safe passage for the 100 girls living farthest from Mirwais Mena School for Girls.
GreaterGood.org partners with GROW to provide girls going to school with transportation and the maintenance needed to continue getting girls to school safely. Without this program, many of these girls would be forced to drop out of school. But thanks to our generous donors, this did not happen. We are pleased to announce that we have raised enough money to purchase two new buses! Funds used to purchase the buses were matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor.
But we can't stop there. Keeping these buses running is costly. Funding is needed to help pay for the bus drivers, fuel and on-going maintenance. With your support, we can continue to provide safe passage to school for girls in Afghanistan.
An 11th grade student named Sadia at the Mirwais Mena School sums it up perfectly: "Education is like a light; you can see the path you are going on in the dark. If you don't have an education, you are blind, and you will not see things clearly. The bus project is extraordinary. It helps to take girls safely to school and get them back home safely."
GROW (Girls' Right to Opportunity Worldwide) in partnership with GreaterGood.org, Dream Weaver Foundation and The Literacy Site™ is dedicated to improving girls' well being by supporting and monitoring innovative projects that identify and remove barriers to girls' education across the globe.
GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.