The Linda Norgrove Foundation is a trust that gives grants to fund education, health and childcare for women and children affected by the war in Afghanistan.

We're urging the government to enable Afghan medical students to continue studies in UK

The Linda Norgrove Foundation is urging the government to allow 20 Afghan women to come to Scotland to continue their medical studies.

The women would be from our current medical scholarship students.

Five medical schools in Scotland have already agreed to find places for 20 students.

We’ll continue to support our sponsored students

We are continuing to provide living allowances for the Afghan women who currently receive university scholarships from the Foundation.

This follows the Taliban’s suspension of higher education for women. We are also exploring other ways in which we can support the students.


About the Foundation

The Foundation was set up in memory of Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove, who was devoted to ensuring that the people of Afghanistan would achieve prosperity and stability as their country was rebuilt.

She was completely committed to her development work and she loved Afghanistan and its people. Linda was kidnapped and subsequently died during a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan in October 2010.

The Foundation is run from the UK by Linda’s parents and four other voluntary trustees. Two part time women employees and two volunteer Afghan professionals monitor and report on projects within the country.

Strengthening the Foundation

Lorna Norgrove outlines the steps taken to ensure the resilience of the Foundation.
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Update on our work in Afghanistan

As well as supporting previous projects that have started up again, we are funding organisations working at grass roots level, including providing humanitarian aid to displaced families.

Life-changing surgery for children

We have been funding medical operations for women and children from all parts of Afghanistan for 10 years.