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The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. The Foundation supports projects which provide shelter to refugee families and economic and education opportunities and healthcare for women and children. In addition, the Foundation awards scholarships to students who have migrated to the United States under refugee status and to women pursuing higher education in Afghanistan.
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation focuses on providing shelters for families, economic opportunities and jobs for women, and education for children.
Some of our past and recent accomplishments include:
In 2009 funds donated by The Khaled Hosseini Foundation resulted in the completion of 102 UNHCR shelters providing benefit to 612 people.
A scholarship was awarded to a student attending University of California Berkeley that entered the US under adverse circumstances for the 2009 / 2010 academic year.
A scholarship will be provided to the American University of Afghanistan to assist Afghan women seeking a higher education in the region for the 2009 / 2010 academic year.
Funding provided to Trust in Education in 2008 and 2009 helped
support 29 teachers enabling them to teach 849 children (of which 602 are girls),
the building of a classroom by villagers in the Lalander region,
the distribution of seeds and fertilizer to farmers increasing their production by 3 to 4x normal capacity,
the implementation of the Aschiana program in Kabul to benefit and educate street children enabling TIE to support 60 children in addition to supplying all computer equipment for a computer class for the children), and
the completion of an irrigation project that will benefit over 60 families (an estimated 360 people).
Three classrooms for Trust in Education’s latest project, Zohra’s School for Girls, were sponsored by The Khaled Hosseini Foundation in 2010.
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation provided funding to Afghan Friends Network. The funds were allocated to the Khurasan Learning Center at Qalai Qadam and allowed on average, 230 girls from grades 9 through 12 to receive education from April 2009 to March 2010.
In 2010, The Khaled Hosseini Foundation continued its support of the Afghan Friends Network by providing funds for the Girl’s Khurasan Learning Center in Qalai Qadam. Additionally, The Khaled Hosseini Foundation provided support for the new Boy’s Khurasan Learning Center located near the City Center in Afghanistan. The grant provides support from June 2010 to June 2011.
Funding was provided to Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation that assisted with opening The Zabuli Education Center for Women and Girls. The center provides education for roughly 250 girls in the village of Deh’Subz.
The Foundation provided funds that aided the UNHCR in renovating and / or constructing 41 classrooms for refugee children from Darfur in Mile and Kounoungou refugee camps in Chad. This resulted in the ability for 3,394 students to enroll in school in the Kounoungou camp and 4,601 students to enroll in the Mile camp in 2008 / 2009.
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