A reception in honor of the students of the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women

Foundation for Afghanistan reception in honor of the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women

Foundation for Afghanistan reception in honor of the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women.

Ambassador Jawad, president of the Foundation for Afghanistan, hosted a reception and meet-and-greet in honor of the students and staff of the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women on January 5.

About 30 Afghan students who study in U.S. colleges and universities through the IEAW attended the event, as did the IEAW’s staff and board of directors.

Ambassador Jawad announced that the Foundation is ready to help the graduating students find a suitable job in Afghanistan; this way, the students can not only gain valuable work experience but also contribute to the country’s recovery. Starting with the class of 2012, the Foundation will help the IEAW graduates find jobs in Afghanistan’s media, banking and telecom sectors.

IEAW Founder Paula Nirschel thanked the Foundation for its support and highlighted the shared objective of the IEAW and the Foundation to contribute to the rebuilding of Afghanistan through developing the potential of its people.

The students, for their part, expressed the commitment to serve Afghanistan and to continue their grad school education. They also shared their own stories of struggle and resilience in the face of immense difficulties and highlighted some of their future goals.

The Initiative to Educate Afghan women places female Afghan students in institutions of higher education in the United States. Founded in 2002 by Paula Nirschel, IEAW has grown into the largest independent program of its kind.

See more pictures of the event on our Facebook page.

Category: Afghanistan | 4 comments

  • Zulfiqar Ali Khan says:


  • Amanda says:

    Good Afternoon, I am currently working in southern Ghazni and it turns out our FET team found a group of 8 to 12 girls who meet the requirements to attend university.

    It would be nice if there was some guidance to give them for applying to Afghan universities…. Kabul, Herat, Ghazni? Would you happen to have any insight on the issue at hand?

    Thank you so much for your time and help.



    • Ahmad says:

      Dear Amanda,

      Thank you for reaching out to us, and I hope this response is not too late: Generally, high school graduates in Afghanistan take the university entrance exam known as the kankor, which determines which university and what field the student is eligible for. Do you know if these students have taken the kankor?

      If their English is good enough, as measured by the TOEFL test, they might also consider applying through the various college scholarship programs, including ours.

      Foundation for Afghanistan

  • AbdulRahman says:

    Is this opportunity generated for just Afghan Female Students or Afghan Male Students can apply for their graduate degree?!

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