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Rumi Secret Housing School project

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Dear Supporters,

I am Wida Saber, Afghan women's rights activist, and for the last two years, I have been spearheading the Rumi Secret Housing School project. This initiative is a beacon of hope for Afghan girls who are facing severe challenges to continue their education under the renewed restrictions imposed by the Taliban.

Allow me to take you on a journey through time, to an era when my parents, like many others, courageously ran secret housing schools for girls between 1995 and 2001, during the Taliban's first rule. Fast forward to 2021, millions of Afghan girls had the opportunity to attend schools and tens of thousands pursued higher education. However, with the Taliban's resurgence in August 2021, a dark shadow was cast over these hard-fought gains.

In the face of adversity, we refuse to surrender. We have resurrected the spirit of those secret schools by establishing the Rumi Secret Housing School, named after the renowned Persian poet whose words resonate with the power of education. In February 2022, against all odds, two clandestine schools in Kabul opened their doors to over 358 eager female students.

Our dedicated team comprises fifteen teachers and a steadfast coordinator who are committed to nurturing the dreams of these young minds. However, the challenges are immense, and we are reaching out to you for support. Your generous donations will directly contribute to sustaining these secret schools, ensuring that our passionate teachers receive their monthly salaries.

A mere monthly donation can make a profound impact, not only supporting our fifteen teachers but empowering over 358 Afghan girls to chase their dreams and defy the oppressive circumstances they face.

Our mission is clear - to provide every Afghan girl with the opportunity to learn and grow, breaking barriers and shattering stereotypes. Education is the key to a brighter future, and it's our collective responsibility to ensure that these young minds are not left behind.

Your contributions will make a tangible difference in the lives of these girls, giving them a chance to shape their destinies. Let's stand together and be the force that propels change. Your donation, big or small, will be a lifeline for the Rumi Secret Housing School, and every cent will go towards supporting these resilient girls and their dedicated teachers.

Join us in this journey of empowerment, resilience, and hope. Together, let's ensure that education transcends boundaries and reaches every corner of the world.

Thank you for being a beacon of hope for Afghan girls.

Best regards,

Wida Saber
Afghan Women Activist
Founder, Rumi Secret Housing School Project
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