Forward to 2022
SOLA's story began in 2008, with four students and a rented house. A little more than a decade later, we are a school of nearly 80 students and nearly three dozen staff, we are officially recognized by Afghanistan's Ministry of Education, we have worked with partners around the world to secure overseas scholarships for Afghan girls valued at more than $9.4 million -- and we are now entering a new and exciting period of growth.
Over the next several years, SOLA intends to expand by adding a new class of 6th grade students annually. By 2022, our goal is to operate an internationally recognized boarding school of approximately 175 students in grades 6-12, representing all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. In parallel with this expansion, we intend to build a new, permanent and secure campus in Kabul where our girls can learn in safety, and can grow to become Afghanistan's new generation of female leaders.
We hope you will join us, and our students, at this momentous time in our history.