Our History

AMEENA, photo credit by Ramaa Mosley.

Educate Girls Now was founded in 2013 as a response to the dire needs of Afghanistan girls as demonstrated in the documentary film, “Girl Rising.” which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries. The documentary shares the true story of a young girl from Afghanistan forced into marriage when she was only 11 years old and the next year giving birth to a baby boy.

To ensure that the film was entirely authentic, Director Ramaa Mosley worked closely with Zarguna Karghar, the author of Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan. Moved by the movie, world renown educator Marilyn Mosley Gordanier, began working with Zarghuna Karghar and Ramaa Mosley to establish a program to ensure Afghanistan families had the resources to send their girls to school and thereby prevent child marriages. Together, we have created Educate Girls Now, a wonderful grass roots program to educate Afghani children.

Since its inception, Educate Girls Now has ensured that 289 children receive an education and saved 11 girls from an early marriage. We have rescued 12 war widows from a life of extreme deprivation, by ensuring they receive funds to feed their children and send them to school.

Educate Girls Now has been expanding to accommodate the needs of additional Afghan families and ensure girls receive an education, healthy food and a safe and secure childhood.

Educate Girls Now is a registered 501c3 under Global 500.


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