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UK to provide a learning opportunity for denied Afghan girls

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Fidel Rahmati
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Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
To go with story by John Ross. charity sees record number of women scholarships applications Picture shows; John and Lorna Norgrove with Afghanistan scholarship students. Afghanistan. Supplied by Linda Norgrove Foundation Date; Unknown

A Scottish foundation, Linda Norgrove, hopes to bring Afghan girls who are denied education in Afghanistan. The foundation is a Scotland charity run by Lorna and John Norgrove in their daughter’s memory, Linda Norgrove. Their daughter was working as an aid worker in Afghanistan, was killed in 2010.

Since coming to power last August, the Taliban (IEA) has introduced some new education policies. They do not allow girls to attend school beyond six-grade and prevent most girls from attending formal secondary and high school education. 

On the other hand, they banned Afghan women from higher education and universities in December 2022. The ruling authorities stated that “female students were not following instructions including a proper dress code, which is why they were banned from attending universities. The Taliban’s minister for higher education said. 

Linda Norgrove, a charity foundation base in Scotland, wants to fund medical students to continue their studies in Scotland. Most of the medical students were in their final year and hoping they would have a career and life of their own, but now it looks as if they are not going to be able to go back to university and complete their education, said John, who runs the foundation. 

He also added, “it would be great if we were able to get visas for them and get them across.” 

Despite the enormous challenges, they were more committed than ever to helping the women of Afghanistan. “We must keep going and supporting Afghan women because their needs are increasing. It would be terrible if we were to disappear right now.” Said John, and Lorna, who runs the foundation.

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