Millions of Afghan women and children have missed years of schooling as refugees in Pakistan. Support refugee schools and classes for 2,500 women and children with training, salaries, and supplies.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Decades of war and civil strife have made Afghans the world's largest refugee population. Three million Afghans reside in Pakistan. Their homes in Afghanistan have been destroyed. Prospects for re-establishing themselves in Afghanistan today are poor because of ongoing violence and the lack of shelter, clean drinking water, and sanitation. As repatriation efforts continue, Afghan refugees need to advance their education in Pakistan so they will be prepared to rebuild when they return.
How will this project solve this problem?
Pre-school through secondary education will be provided to 2,500 Afghan refugee women and children over a 2-year period through schools and centers. Support will include partial funding, supplies, monitoring, and training for teachers and managers.
Potential Long Term Impact
Children who studied in AIL's refugee schools have repatriated to Afghanistan and been able to join government schools at age-appropriate grade levels. Women who have studied at the centers become literate and learn skills to support themselves.
Total Funding Received to Date: $12,109
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $112,891
Total Funding Goal: $125,000