About The Farkhunda Trust

Founded by Afghan women’s rights activist Rahela Sidiqi determined to improve the situation of women in Afghanistan following the tragic death of Farkhunda Malikzada.

Our mission is to provide scholarships and mentoring to exceptional female students.

Our vision is that the young women we support will excel academically and professionally, allowing them to become financially independent and that their success will encourage and inspire other young women to pursue higher education.

Systematic discrimination restricts women’s access to education: the Farkhunda Trust aims to create safe spaces for Afghan women to pursue their education. The selection criteria for the scholarships will specifically target academically talented girls who have struggled with violence or have financial difficulties.

Our Core Values

  • A commitment to delivering a quality service
  • The efficient and effective mobilisation of resources
  • Transparency
  • Results based Achievement

Farkhunda Trust Academic Institutional Links


One year university education for a student costs:
£1,530 / $2,220 / €1,950 / AFN152,240 / AED8,170