200 Afghan preschool children will study math, reading, traditional songs, and other subjects through AIL's model program. Graduates perform better than average in primary school classes.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
War and civil strife have worsened the already bleak Afghan educational system, which is plagued by poor funding, disorganization, and a lack of teachers, schools, and materials. Among the minority of children who attend school, attendance is poor and dropout rates are high, especially for girls. This preschool program (PEP) provides early education that serves as a foundation for life-long learning, emphasizes student-centered teaching, and is a model of quality education for Afghan schools.
How will this project solve this problem?
Project partner AIL serves 400 kids, ages 6 and younger, with preschool classes in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan. They learn reading, English, math, computer, gym, and health. Teachers use interactive teaching to promote critical thinking.
Potential Long Term Impact
Preschool graduates excel in primary school and beyond. Teachers, principals, and parents excitedly report the positive changes they see in preschool children. This model program is setting the standard for early childhood education in Afghanistan.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,348
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 $8,348 . The original project funding goal was $68,800.