Shabana is actively involved in many projects to improve the lives of her people and bring about positive change in Afghanistan. She still works for the aid organization that first sent her to the U.S. and last summer she won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Peace Project to dig wells in her home city.
During her year studying in Wisconsin her school helped finance an Afghan orphanage and create a school in Shabana's ancestral village of Qalatik.
The volunteer teachers there came to Shabana's father and asked if some kind of a classroom could be created. Working with the Council for International Education and the Minister of Education, Shabana was able to help the village build a six-classroom school on donated land. Shabana's dream is to raise enough money to build more classrooms and ultimately create the first all-girls high school in Afghanistan.
Shabana's talk is free but any donations towards her efforts would be appreciated.