The Afghan Schools Trust – Overview

The Afghan Schools Trust works with local volunteer coordinators in Afghanistan to bring basic education to rural areas which are either too remote or too insecure for large NGOs to reach.

Work so Far: Since 2001 we have funded the establishment of six co-educational schools in Nuristan, NE Afghanistan. Several thousand children have been taught through these, and hundreds of these girls and boys have gone on to higher education both in Afghanistan and abroad.

We have also facilitated further education projects in Farah, Herat, Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif and have an ongoing programme of exchange visits with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

Current projects – Lal Women’s Centre

In 2011 we begun a women’s health and education centre in the central Hazarajat mountains.

Bagh-Bostan: Also established in 2011, we are funding a school in this Turkman village in the far Northwest.

We rely on private funding, mainly from small donors. Our Trust administration costs are limited to travel expenses.

To help support the efforts of Afghan communities to educate their children for the future, please go to the  Donations page.