HER

HER Education is HER Right.

 
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Our Mission

At HER, we help underfunded girls' schools in developing countries by creating sustainable libraries with quality learning materials. Through book drives and fundraisers, we gain the resources necessary to build the libraries while illuminating the educational challenges girls face in developing countries. 

 

See what we're up to

13 libraries built.

10,000 girls impacted.

 
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Announcements

  • We are working with the Women’s Association on four new mobile library buses, which will deploy in Pakistan in the villages of Quetta, Karachi, Mianwali and Shorkot in the Spring.

  • In December, in collaboration with the Pakistani Air Force Women's Association, HER successfully opened its 9th library in a government school in Islamabad!

  • We opened our 8th library in Morocco in collaboration with the Atlas Cultural Foundation. The library is located in the Atlas Mountains in the village of Amezray!

THE OPENING OF OUR FIRST LIBRARY, MADE IN THE BECS GOVERNMENT GIRLS' SCHOOL IN PAKISTAN IN MARCH, 2016.

THE OPENING OF OUR FIRST LIBRARY, MADE IN THE BECS GOVERNMENT GIRLS' SCHOOL IN PAKISTAN IN MARCH, 2016.

Meet Us

Hi! Our names are Hannah and Zoha, and we are two high-school students living in Washington, D.C, USA.

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Zoha's passion for girls' education developed when she made a speech on the topic in seventh grade. Since then, she has worked on multiple projects to learn more about why girls in developing countries face adversity when seeking education. One of these projects took place in Pakistan in 2014 through in-person interviews with Pakistani teachers, students, politicians, and policy makers; Zoha concluded her findings in a final research report. Although Zoha's work has been focused in Pakistan, she hopes to travel to other developing countries and conduct similar projects through HER.

Hannah has always believed education is a gift, and with that gift comes the responsibility to give back. Since ninth grade, Hannah has been motivated and committed to improving the educational lives of girls in developing countries. When she hears stories about girls like herself, who are excited about learning but don’t have the resources to go school, don’t have access to books, and don’t have a supportive environment to explore their ideas and dreams, she feels determined to help them overcome these challenges. Hannah discovered a shared passion with Zoha and the two began sharing ideas and developing creative ways to educate others and to provide resources to girls in developing countries.

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Become Involved

Fourth graders at Alexandria Country Day School organizing the books they collected for our library projects.

Fourth graders at Alexandria Country Day School organizing the books they collected for our library projects.

  • Send us your used books

 

  • Start a HER students' club at your local high school

 

  • Donate money to our cause