Bonita Trust has donated $65,852 to Afghan Connection towards the construction of a building for Dihmeeran School, a community based school in Worsaj. The new school building will provide 6 classrooms for 354 children (178 girls and 176 boys) who, for the most part, currently study outside on the dusty ground. The building will transform the working environment for students and teachers alike and will also encourage more parents to send their children to school.
The Linda Norgrove Foundation recently donated £5,500 which gets Afghan Connection over the halfway line to our target of £50,000 matched funding from the National Geographic Society to build Ghulam Rasool Shaheed School. What a way to start the year! Huge thanks to them and to all those of you who have donated so generously. We still have until end of February to reach our target of £50,000 which will mean 600 children will have a school!