Help change a young woman’s life by sponsoring her through medical school.
There is a shortage of female doctors in Afghanistan but a lot of women who want to study medicine. Our scholarships programme for medical students is growing and we have so far funded tuition fees for more than 40 women studying to become doctors. We also sponsor 15 midwifery and nursing students. But we want to support many more.
Throughout our selection process, we aim to select the brightest candidates from the poorest backgrounds, who would not be able to continue their education without financial help.
Many have had difficult lives, with significant family illnesses untreated due to poverty, family killed in fighting or bombings, overcrowding with no private space, and hunger. They show great commitment and resilience to keep studying in such circumstances.
In 2020, Shahriwar became the first of our sponsored students to qualify as a doctor, a milestone for her and the Foundation. She is now working as a doctor at a hospital in her home province of Badakhshan – see her story below.
Another six women have completed their academic studies although their hospital-based practical training has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
After six years, our programme is starting to make a real difference, thanks to our supporters.
Sponsor a medical student
If you are interested in sponsoring a young woman to become a doctor (£1,400 a year) or a midwife or nurse (£200-£425 a year), please get in touch.
By sponsoring a medical student, you will make a lasting difference to an individual woman’s life and to the future of Afghanistan.
Read the stories of some of the medical students below.