Our goal is to support young Afghans during their education so that they can contribute to the rebuilding and the sustainable development of their country. In order to reach this goal, we support our scholarship holders not only financially but also ideally. The financial support amounts to 5300 afghani (75 euro) per month. This amount of money allows young people, who would not be able to self-finance their studies, to go to University.
In addition we support the scholarship holders ideally by providing personal contact person for each scholarship holder. This contact person helps them realizing their ideas and plans by giving them information and support in organization.
Read more about the scholarship program in Herat
With our scholarship programme we currently focus on the West afghan provincial capital Herat where about 300.000 people live. In Afghan terms the security situation there is relatively stable, which allows for normal day-to-day business at University. Our direct partner is the public University of Herat. It offers a wide range of study programmes, e.g. economics and natural sciences, law, medicine, social sciences and art. The vice-president of the University, Dr. Ghani Khosrawi, is the most important contact for the scholarship holders in Herat. He meets the scholarship holders regularly and also provides us with all the necessary and important information about Herat. Additionally, we cooperate with the German NGO Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e. V. in Herat. From the NGO’s staff members in Herat we receive further information about the current situation in Herat. Moreover, they provide support for the implementation of the scholarship programme. Therefore, regular meetings of Help and the scholarship holders take place.
We would like to support young people who are aware of their personal education as well as having a vision about the rebuilding of their own country and the part they are going to undertake in that process. Furthermore, our intention is to allow the scholarship especially to students who would not be able to study without our support.
Therefore the indigence of an applicant and particularly his or her motivation and ideas regarding the self-organized and voluntary social project play an essential role during the application process.