CRCC has worked in partnership with Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund (AGFAF) since 2010, shortly after AGFAF pioneer Shamila Kohestani arrived at Drew University. In the fall of 2011, CRCC hosted AGFAF when the the organization dedicated to helping Afghan women gain access to education held their inaugural Afghan Girls Leadership Retreat on Drew’s campus. CRCC is proud to announce a new program, providing free TOEFL Exam tutoring to students in Afghanistan who are seeking to pursue university studies in the United States. For many of these students, the TOEFL represents a tremendous challenge, right at the outset of their educational odyssey. Drew University undergraduate and graduate students are employing a variety of web-based distance-learning tools – they are also donating their time – to deliver greatly needed one-to-one coaching for the TOEFL exam. CRCC is partnering with the Star Education School in Kabul and AGFAF, including AGFAF scholarship recipient, Zainab Yousofi, to help identify Afghan students with the dream of studying in America and the desire to work hard to realize this dream.
The partnership was celebrated when CRCC honored AGFAF at our Inaugural Gala Dinner, March 31, 2014.