Free education provided for orphaned girls in Herat

HERAT (TOLOnews): A charity organization in Herat province has provided free education for hundreds of orphaned girls by building a school. Over 500 girls from all over the western region are included in the school and study up to the sixth grade.

“More than 500 female students are engaged in learning in the charity organization, most of them are poor,” said Ahmad Shoyeb Faqiri, an official of the school. The students who have been provided an education from the charitable institution are happy that their dreams are coming true.

“I am so happy, and I will study and be a doctor in the future,” said Muslima. “Every girl has a dream that with learning it becomes true, and I want to become a doctor in the future,” said Marwa, a student. Meanwhile, some female students asked for the reopening of schools above grade six for all girls.

“In other countries, schools are open for girls, and they are learning, but we cannot, and that is disappointing,” said Eidma Rahmani, a student. “We call on the government to reopen schools for girls so our country can progress,” said Isra Jahani, a student.

The school is ready to educate girls up to the 12th grade, but due to the banning of classes above the 6th grade, girls are only educated up to the 6th grade. “The schools prepared all the educational facilities required by the education system for the students, including student uniforms, stationery required for students, and books,” said Sahiba Momen, an official of the school. Despite domestic and international reactions, it is still unclear when schools will be opened to girls from the 7th to 12th grades.