Qdrat School

The Qdrat School requested $12,500 for the ongoing support of its women literacy and vocational training program in Northern Afghanistan. This renewal of grant funds will be issued and distributed through the Rotary District 6560 Foundation. The Qdrat School currently serves 500 students, including many girls in an area with exceptionally high rates of female illiteracy. The school itself has expanded beyond elementary education for children to include adult women’s sewing and literacy programs. It is unlikely that participating girls and women would otherwise receive any type of formal education. Women from within the broader region are hired to staff the program as literacy instructors. Despite the volatile geopolitical context and ongoing threat of the Taliban, The Qdrat School is a resilient grassroots effort expanding opportunity for women and girls in a remote and impoverished area of Afghanistan.