Our office and the accelerated education program, which we have successfully implemented for 15 years, have closed in Afghanistan. Nevertheless, our work persists. Our goal is to reach out to the most underprivileged and neglected children by assisting street kids in receiving quality education at a private school. In addition, we provide their families with monthly food items to compensate for the income their girls or boys could make by begging, selling pens, polishing shoes, and so on. This will be a transformative experience for these children.
We are exploring new ways of safely providing education to women and girls in need, determined to navigate these new—but not unfamiliar—political parameters.
Learn more about current challenges to educating girls in Afghanistan in UNESCO’s feature of Aid Afghanistan for Education.