Helping Afghan Girls Learn, Lead, and Live Freely
After the fall of Kabul, we partnered with the student leaders of one of Afghanistan’s first coed schools to evacuate the school’s most at-risk girls and their community. These girls were targeted because of their public support for democracy and human rights. Determined to continue their education, the girls played an active role in coordinating their own escape. Under duress, moving in small numbers from city to city and past Taliban checkpoints, we helped more than 450 Afghans - schoolgirls, family members and various activists for female education - safely across the border and onwards to Canada, the United States, and other countries in Europe and South America.
Building on our success, we at 30 Birds are dedicated to ensuring that our girls are able to thrive in their new homes. For our evacuees, we are providing mental health, mentorship and educational support programs.
We are also committed to aiding the women and girls who have been left behind in Afghanistan. Through our partners, we are supporting the education of more than 3,000 girls across the country. For the top students, we will create pathways to help them get to safety outside Afghanistan. We will do this by helping the top 60-90 students apply to universities and providing scholarship opportunities.
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