Read moving letters by Afghan schoolgirls about why they want to go to college

Student Aziza writes a letter on what college would mean to her
Student Aziza writes a letter on what college would mean to her  Photo: The GroundTruth Project
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Schoolgirls in the rural village of Deh Subz, Afghanistan, have penned moving letters, explaining what going to college would mean for them.

The group of girls will graduate from their village's only school for girls - the Zabuli Education Center - this autumn.

It was founded in 2008 and has allowed the girls to go to school for the first time, transforming their lives.

But there is no college at which they can continue their education, meaning their schooling will have to end at the age of 17, or 18.

The GroundTruth Project, a non-for-profit organisation based in Boston, has created a film on the girls that shows the how education has helped them.

Filmmaker Beth Murphy explains: "It's kind of accepted girls just don't go to college. They can't go for a number of reasons.

"In this village they live off less than $1 (64 pence) a day, and they can't get to colleges in different towns, and families won't let them leave.

"They can't go to college, so college should go to them."

Campaigners are now trying to raise enough funds to build The Zabuli Technical College in the village, which would reportedly be the first girls' college in rural Afghanistan.

They're aiming to build it in time for the start of the next Afghan school year in April 2016. But in the meantime, the girls are left uncertain about their futures.

It's why they've written these moving letters about what education has brought their lives, and how they'd benefit from further study.

Shakera

(The GroundTruth Project)

Negeena

(The GroundTruth Project)

Yalda

(The GroundTruth Project)

Rafeha

(The GroundTruth Project)

Mursal

(The GroundTruth Project)

Breshna

(The GroundTruth Project)

Aziza

(The GroundTruth Project)

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Source : telegraph[dot]co[dot]uk
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