SOLA

The history of schools like Wycombe Abbey is inextricably linked to emancipation and the promotion of equal opportunities for women. However, there is still much to be done in terms of full equality and opportunity for girls worldwide. Girls' schools like Wycombe Abbey are passionately committed to the education and development of tomorrow's women leaders who will embrace opportunities and who in turn will tackle great challenges and inequality.

We would like to use Campaign 120 to stand up for equality of opportunities for women globally.

We intend to do this by supporting the first girls' boarding school in Afghanistan. Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the founder of SOLA, came to speak at School at the beginning of March 2015.

SOLA believes that educating girls across Afghanistan's provinces, religious sects and tribal affiliations, is the fastest way to increase female participation in political life, and to raise the educational level of all Afghans going forward.

Today 34 female boarding students attend SOLA and 42 alumnae have already gone on to secondary and tertiary scholarship opportunities at boarding schools around the world.

Shabana's goal is to build up an internationally accredited boarding school, a world-class educational institution, in Afghanistan within the next 5-10 years. We stand in solidarity with her and her mission and all those who strive for universal education for girls.

If you have any ideas about how we can develop this partnership then please contact us at campaign120@wycombeabbey.com or on +44 (0)1494 895547.

For more information on SOLA please visit their website.