Success Stories – Mahboba's Promise THE PROMISE About Mahboba’s Promise Meet Mahboba Annual Reports News What We Do Sponsorship Current Appeals Projects Afghan Projects Australian Projects Hall Hire Take Action Donate Volunteer With Us Fundraise For Us Donate Your Day Philanthropy Bequest a Gift Online Store Contact Us Donate THE PROMISE About Mahboba’s Promise Meet Mahboba Annual Reports NewsWhat We Do Sponsorship Current Appeals Projects Afghan Projects Australian Projects Hall HireTake Action Donate Volunteer With Us Fundraise For Us Donate Your Day Philanthropy Bequest a GiftOnline StoreContact UsDonate Success Stories It is with great delight we recognize three young women, Sadaf, Sahar and Yasamin, who have recently received full scholarships to university in Kabul, funded by our partner LBW Trust. The young women were selected based on their outstanding academic achievement and work ethic, and are now completing their tertiary studies. Sadaf is studying Tooth Prostetics, while Sahar and Yasamin are studying Law and Political Science. Congratulations!Hasibullah lost his Father when he was a young boy and was later enrolled in Kabul Hope House. In 2014, Hasibullah was one of the first orphan children to receive training in confectionery and sweet making. He now runs his own small business, making pastries and burgers for local buyers. “I would never have imagined that one day I would start my own business. I can now make enough money to support my family and continue my education.” With the new business proving to be a success, Hasibullah has started a new life; one he never imagined he would have after losing his family. Shaima is a young woman from Kabul studying Law at University. Early on, Shaima was faced with some difficult family circumstances. Losing her parents at age 7 and later a victim of violence from other family members, Shaima and her older sister were enrolled into Kabul Hope House. Despite these hardships, Shaima has gone on to study Law and Political Science. She is currently completing her Thesis on Laws against money laundering in the judicial system of Afghanistan. She also helps out at the Hope House, teaching the children, “I am so happy to help the orphans with English and Islamic studies because these subjects are essential for them." We are very impressed by Shaima's passion and ambition toward her education and the education of others. We are proud to witness the difference she is making for the next generation of Afghan children!Hameed is 17 years old, a very polite and intelligent boy, and attends class 10. Hameed is one of the boys who has grown up at Mahboba's Promise and is now approaching adulthood. According to Afghan government policy, once children are 18 years old they cannot continue to live in an orphanage, so Mahboba's Promise has found new off-site accommodation for Hameed and all the other boys who are 17-18 years. In addition to still attending school, Hameed also helps out in the Mahboba’s Promise Kabul office with administrative and photography tasks. In early 2014, Hameed was selected as a successful candidate for a Photo and Videography scholarship provided by the Aieena Cultural Organization. He has been attending these classes for four months now. Hameed is using the skills he is learning to perform photography work needed in the office at Mahboba's Promise office, such as images for reports. Hameed also organises the Book Club competition that is run at Hope House for the younger orphans. He says: “The time I passed in Kabul Hope House was the golden one due to the fact that I was given opportunity to study and the ground was prepared for us to develop and be a sound member in our society. My future desire is to complete my education and become a professional photographer and video maker”.Shamayel is from Abdara Village and attended our Girls School in Panjshir Valley up until graduating in 2014. Abdara village is a rural community in Afghanistan, meaning education for women can be even more restricted than other areas of the country. Being the founder of the first girls school in the region, Mahboba’s Promise has a close connection with the community, encouraging families to send their daughters to University. Thanks to many kind supporters, we have been able to fund Shamayel’s Law degree. She is currently working on her Thesis, collecting information about the review of qualifications and duties of the appellate court judicial system of Afghanistan (sounds complex!). “I am so lucky that Mahboba’s Promise generously supports me to become a successful person. I hope to finish my education and become a change-maker in my village.” Shamayel, you are already a change-maker! We can’t wait to hear about the amazing work she does after graduation. Masudah is a young girl from our Badakhshan Hope House. Masudah has been blind her entire life and up until now, has never been given an opportunity to restore her sight. In Afghanistan, a lack of healthcare services means that many individuals suffer from curable illnesses and defects their entire life. This disadvantage hinders their ability to be educated, enter the workforce and escape the cycle of poverty. From a young age, Masudah was deprived of her parent’s love, and after her mother died, was enrolled into Badakhshan Orphanage. Masudah is a gorgeous young girl who welcomes everyone warmly and loves to chat. Thanks to the generous support from our donors, we were recently able to take Masudah to Kabul for corrective eye surgery. The operation was a huge success, with Masudah’s sight now restored. We are so happy to see Masudah smiling and are thankful to the good people who allow these life-changing opportunities to happen.We recently had 7 boys compete in the kickboxing championship of Panjshir Province! Fazl was the victor of the day, bringing home the cup. After every match, the boys hugged their opponents and consoled them as they are taught sportsmanship is more important than winning. We are very proud of their efforts and outstanding achievements!