"Our Sola.USA mentees kindness, warmth, strength and resilience keeps me going when I feel the world is going to fall apart. I cannot describe how rewarding it is to be apart of this program"
-Husna Khan, Sola.USA Founder
"My favorite part of being a mentor is building friendships and learning from one another."
-Zulakha Sheikh, UC Irvine Academic Advisor
"Honestly joining Sola.USA has been amazing, especially during ongoing times...as we all know, oppressive regimes such as the Taliban strip Women of these basic rights, so it’s rewarding to come together and help the suffering demographic of Afghan Women, especially when a lot of them are slowly losing hope"
-Neala Loynab Junior Pre-Med, University of Virginia
"Being a Mentor for students enduring unfortunate living situations is incredibly helpful to women and girls in Afghanistan. I cannot describe the feeling I get seeing my home country suffer, wishing I could do something to help. This gives me the opportunity to help, which I’m thankful for"
-Mursalin Singh, Junior Pre-Health, Rowan University
'My favorite about being a Sola.USA mentor seeing life in Afghanistan through my mentee's eyes and being part of her courageous journey."
-Basima Roshan, Interim Chief Financial Officer
My favorite part about being a Sola.USA Mentor is that I get to experience a meaningful journey of guiding and teaching my students skills that they want to improve on. But not only do I get to mentor someone I also get to learn in the process by seeing my student's will and determination and hearing their inspirational stories
-Malalay Khalid, High School Teacher
"I love mentoring for SOLA USA because I love getting to know other girls from my own culture and country. It is a blessing being able to help them and it is also very fun!"
-Sadaf Azizi, UVA Nursing Student
"I love my weekly mentoring sessions with Sola.USA. We are in this together and nothing is more valuable than the gift of education and human connection. The English mentorship opportunities offered at Sola.USA will only continue to open doors for bright Afghan students to pursue their dreams."
-Deeba Zargarpur, Editor, Simon & Schuster Salaam Reads
"My favorite part about being a mentor is getting to know my mentee on a personal level, understanding her goals, and supporting her through the adversities she faces as an educated Afghan woman."
-Nazaneen Saleh, 2021 UVA Global Public Health Graduate
"My favorite part about being a mentor is being able to connect with brilliant and compassionate sisters who have a deep appreciation and passion for learning. They inspire me."
-Fourth Grade Teacher at Oakland Unified