She founded Dar Al Hanan (Home of Affection) in 1955, fighting tirelessly to eradicate illiteracy and make education for young girls equivalent to that of young boys. To Queen Effat, a woman’s education is her weapon, and women armed with education form the pillars of society.
She had a holistic vision of learning, embracing extra-curricular activities as a requirement for a well-rounded education. This vision went hand-in-hand with traditional values, a dedication to Islam, and respect for all human beings. She lived her faith and inspired all women to do the same.