We are a UK-based, Afghan-led charity striving to create positive and progressive change in Afghanistan. We do this by providing talented, underprivileged women with dual a university scholarship and mentoring programme, and access to global professional networks.
Ultimately, our scholar’s contributions to civic life will lead to a more balanced and equal society in Afghanistan.
Afghan women’s rights activist Rahela Sidiqi founded Rahela Trust in 2015 to improve the situation for women in Afghanistan due to the continued, systematic discrimination of women at both the familial and societal levels.
We prioritise those who are committed to building a future where women are full participants and leaders in society.
By growing a community of educated young women committed to improving women’s lives in Afghanistan Rahela Trust envisages a society where women’s rights are respected. Where women are fully involved in the social, political and economic aspects of life.
A commitment to delivering a quality scholarship programme
Guaranteed open, detailed, and honest reporting on all activity
Shaping the scholarship programme to achieve impactful results
Effective & Efficient Mobilisation
Ensuring all our resources are well managed and streamlined, focusing on the importance of communication