Empowering rural Afghan women through the provision of education and training opportunities as well as basic health services.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Mir Bacha Kot is a rural community in Afghanistan, north of Kabul. No education has been available to women and girls in Mir Bacha Kot for the last decade under the Taliban regime. Recent patterns of civil strife in Afghanistan have destroyed about 95% of its infrastructure and services. The Mir Bacha Kot Women's Learning Center is currently operating in homes.
How will this project solve this problem?
This center offers teacher training, English, literacy, math, and computer classes. Skills like sewing and carpet weaving are also taught. Leadership and human rights classes teach women how to assert their rights in a culturally sensitive way.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will result in the increased education of Afghan women in the region. The knowledge of income generating skills, as well as leadership skills will help these women to support themselves and their families.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,435
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,435 as of May 12, 2004. The original project funding goal was $44,000.