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.