Why join the schools promise?
Schools Promise is a program that encourages Australian schools to support a Mahboba’s Promise school in Afghanistan. For Afghanistan to have a prosperous and peaceful future its children need to be healthy, strong and well-educated. By supporting a Mahboba's Promise school you are making a contribution to a peaceful future.
How can Australian schools help?
School students can be involved in a variety of creative ways including:
- special events and assemblies
- mufti days
- stationery drives
- staff collections
- fundraising events
We have a great School’s Promise Fundraising Kit, which you can down-load by clicking the link below. It is designed to help you with the organisation of any fundraising events and the requirements involved.
Get Creative - Our fundraising kit gives you tons of fun ways your school can help!
Where will the funds go?
Funds raised reach Afghanistan through personal contact by Mahboba’s offices in Sydney and in Kabul. All money is used to buy basic items like generators, shoes and stationery and is also used for hiring teachers and other staff.
What are the benefits for Australian students?
Participating schools have found that supporting a school in Afghanistan offers many benefits.
Ideally, the program is not additional to the school’s work; it is a strategy for achieving goals that already have full school commitment.
There are strong links to values of education, to building global citizenship and to social justice programs.
- Students are assisted in appreciating the different lives of other young people in developing countries
- The possibility of a longer term involvement with one school develops a perspective of how funds are used at the destination point
- Coordination of the project offers outstanding opportunities for student leadership development in public speaking, event management, team building, planning, monitoring, project management, communication etc
- The project can help all students clarify their understanding of social justice issues
- The project actively demonstrates ways in which young people can take action to follow through on their concerns
- There are numerous curriculum links that can be used to extend the program into classrooms, for instance in English, social sciences and technology.
How to support a school?
To learn more, contact Schools Promise by direct email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 9887 1665 for more information.
Panjshir Valley School
Panjshir Valley is a remote area with difficult road access and cold winters. Here, The Abdara School for Girls demonstrates that Australian students can make a real difference.
Over 200 girls now have access to education at the school. School students in Australia raise funds for equipment, stationery, shoes and uniforms. The Abdara girls now have the beginnings of landscaped playgrounds and have warm colourful scarves to wear in the winter all thanks to Aussie school kids!
Want to know more?
Follow the links to read some stories of participating schools.
- Asquith Girls High School
- Caringbah High School
- Cheltenham Girls High School
- Cherrybrook Technology High School
- Macarthur Girls High School
- Malanda State High School
- Narrabeen High School
- Newington College
- Noor Al Houda Islamic College
- North Sydney Girls High School
- The Scots College
- Strathfield Girls High School
You can contact us by emailing us at: email@example.com or phone (02) 9887 1665 to talk with a School Program Liaison Officer about the possibilities.
Every donation will change someone's life. Please donate today.
Other schools who have supported Schools Promise in the last two years, some of whom have raised over $1000, include:
- Al Faisal College
- Kingsgrove North High School
- Killara High School
- Mercy Catholic College
- Mosman High School
- Muirfield High School
- Northmead High School
- Pittwater High School
- Plumpton Public School
- Sydney Secondary College (Balmain Campus)
- Unity Grammar College
- Waverley College