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I just want to begin by claiming that even though there are lots of post war issues and problems in Afghanistan, the main and root basis of all problems is illiteracy. And from my personal point of view, even though most of the people are suffering from this problem, the majority of them is women. For this reason, improving women’s educational status is included in my goals.

One of the major goals that I have for the improvement of women’s education in Afghanistan is creating an NGO, by which I would be able to do two main activities. First, I want to teach women basic knowledge of reading and writing, beside that I also want to teach them the international language, English, and computer knowledge in order to make them feel that they are not those who should be excluded from the modern, educational world. Second, I want to teach them some basic activities in order to make them able to improve their financial status as well as to make them involved in society and social works. Financial status is one of the great problems for families. Because they cannot afford their children’s educational expenses, they do not let them get educated, so if women learn and apply some activities such as sewing clothes, knitting, weaving carpets, making handicrafts, designing, and so on, they can handle both their financial status as well as the continuity of their getting education.

This is the goal that I have, but as for approaching it, there are different barriers to be faced with. One of the barriers that I have is the shortage of resources in hand. Making an NGO in Afghanistan might be a great challenge. Because making an NGO basically needs donations and finance, and that is somehow hard to get. For this barrier, world pulse is a great place to solve it. I can easily share the details, purpose and goals of my NGO, and will ask for donation in WorldPulse, so through that I am sure to get what I want.

The second barrier that I have is getting people to work for my NGO. I want two different groups of people to work in my NGO. The first group should be those who are experts in the activities that I have mentioned. The second group of people should be those who are expert in general knowledge, English language, and computer. I can get some of these people through again sharing the complete details about my NGO and explaining what exactly my ideas are in either World Pulse or other online communities.

Last of all, through online communities, I can get feedbacks on how the structure of my NGO should be and what I should do in order to improve it and make it as sustained as possible.

Comments

Sarvina's picture

wow...great idea!

Hi Mursal,

Great idea....it is similar with what i'm planning to do in my hometown. It is so important to help young people to be educated even their families are poor. I totally agree that most of them cannot go to school just because their parents lack of financial. So the best solution is that you want to teach them the training skills, those are great things to let recover their lives. Of course, making an NGO must be a great challenge and barrier and it is hard to process as it is needed so much donations and finance both physical and mind but Getting our goal, we have to spend time and try with effort to achieve our goal. You can learn how to process your NGO from many powerful and experienced women through PulseWire and I'm also waiting to learn from you since our targets are bit the same. So don't give up for what we are hoping for! Wish you succeed with it!!!!

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!!!

Kind Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Iffat Gill's picture

That is so moving!

Dear neighbour!

I am delighted to hear out from a fellow change agent from Afghanistan. It is such a rare that we get this kind of first hand stories from strong women like you, who are thinking about their fellow women too. You have come up with a great solution and I hope you manage to find someone who knows about rules and regulations on how to register an NGO, but you can start the activities that you want to do even without worrying about registration process initially. At first, all you need is a group of committed volunteers and activists.

Would love to keep in touch!
Best,
Rose.

Iffat Gill

Mursal Hamraz's picture

Dear Sarvina,

Thanks for taking your time to read my writing. You are right dear, financial problem is one of the issues for girl’s education. As most communities are male dominated communities, families are more likely to let their sons get educated, because they think even if their daughters get education still they might not be able to have a bright future or to have a good job as societies mostly favor male workers than female workers. For this reason, I really want to help female to stand by themselves, and not be dependent on the families’ financial background for getting education. Yeah, World Pulse is a great place to improve my goal and the means of it. In fact I have only have the idea of an NGO, but world pulse is the place to improve my ideas, and give me as many highly educated feedbacks as I want. I am honored to be a part of the PulseWire community in order to upgrade myself and make my ideas and goals global.
Best Wishes,
Mursal

Mursal Hamraz's picture

Dear Rose,

Thanks for reading my journal. We can at anytime initiate our goals, and can also be an initiator for others’ ideas, so why shouldn’t we start from ourselves first. Thanks for your suggestion, I honestly don’t have idea about rules and regulations of registering an NGO, and of course again, I can use WorldPulse to solve this issue. Indeed, to have our goals achieved, we exactly need dedicated, committed and active colleagues, and group members.
I would also be honored to keep in touch with you.
Regards,
Mursal

You have written a very inspiring article to share with us. Your personal commitment to create educational opportunities for the women of Afghanistan will help to make this extraordinary change in your community possible.

Kathleen Abood

Singmila Shimrah's picture

Dear Mursal Ur vision and

Dear Mursal

Ur vision and goals of improving status of women in Afghanistan is great. I like the fact that you've clear objectives and goals of why and which area you want to focus on. Start building networks with women's group, development sector and funders. once you begin ur work, there will be many to fund ur programme bcoz it's important. All the best, believe in urself and go forth.

Best
Singmi

Olivia Fischer's picture

Wonderful post!!

I love reading your post, Mursal. I have been reading a lot of articles about girls' education in Afghanistan, and I agree that illiteracy and lack of education is the major problem in the country. I wish you the best of luck with your ideas - they are absolutely excellent and it sounds like you have put a lot of thought into how to accomplish them! I look forward to reading more from you :)

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