Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund


AGFAF currently has 26 very committed and ambitious students in the program attending colleges and secondary schools across the country as follows:

Bucknell, College of St. Elizabeth, Dickinson, Goucher, Groton, Lafayette, Lynchburg, Mount Holyoke, Muhlenberg, Oberlin, Piedmont Community College, Skidmore, Smith, St. Margaret’s, St. Paul’s Prep, St. Timothy’s, University of the Pacific, Washington & Lee, Wyoming Seminary and Yale

Colleges and schools previously attended with AGFAF assistance include Blair Academy, Drew University, George School, Lyndon Institute, Mercersburg Academy, The Peddie School and Rutgers – Douglass Residential College.

Our First Graduate

Shamila KohestaniShamila Kohestani - Drew

She is a former captain of the Afghanistan Girls Soccer Team and a recipient of the ESPN-ESPY Arthur Ashe Courage Award. She graduated from Drew in May 2012 and is now at a one year internship  in the North Africa- Middle East section of the International Republican Institute in Washington, D.C.
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meeting Shamila and Yasamin in Afghanistan

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meeting Shamila in Afghanistan

College Seniors

Noorjahan Akbar – Dickinson

Noorjahan is the recipient of the Glamour Magazine 2013 outstanding college junior award. Newsweek and Forbes have likewise recognized her as one of the outstanding women in the world. In March 2012, she participated on a Women in the World Summit panel which was moderated by Chelsea Clinton and which dealt with the use of digital technology and social networking as vehicles for positive change. Listen to More About Noor

Wazhma Sadat – Yale

Wazhma has formed and leads KAMYAB Afghanistan, a consulting and marketing firm  which aims to empower small and medium size enterprises in Afghanistan.  In the summer of 2013, she worked for the Afghan Transition Commission.  Read more