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Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls

by Aid Afghanistan for Education
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls
Grow Peace in Afghanistan: Educate Women & Girls

Thank you so much for your continued support to AAE, now a year after the fall of the democratic government. It has not been easy to rethink and reorganize our approach to educating women and girls, but we have worked to keep our promise to Afghanistan's women and girls to provide them a safe and effective path to quality education. 

Right now, we are managing 50 community-based education classrooms for girls in northern Afghanistan. We are also training teachers to educate students using an approach that encourages and enhances critical thinking skills, as opposed to rote memorization, which is common in public schools across Afghanistan. Our team is also working to distribute learning materials. 

We are also evaluating a response to the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that devastated southeastern Afghanistan in June. We have the relationships and networks to respond effectively, and are currently waiting on funding to get started. 

Thank you again for your support! We look forward to sharing more updates on educating women and girls in Afghanistan.

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Distributing food during Ramadan
Distributing food during Ramadan
Thank you very much for your continued support for Aid Afghanistan for Education during this difficult time. Our team is continuing to work to find the safest and most effective ways to educate students in Afghanistan's new political reality. We are exploring virtual and self-learning as well as community-based education. We hope to update you with more information soon.
We have been distributing food packages to our students. These packages include rice, floor, cooking oil, beans, sugar, tea and other small items people like to eat during Ramadan. Specifically, our outreach has been focusing on single mothers with 3 to 6 children. This program will continue until the end of Ramadan. We are trying to reach as many of our students as possible.
We also recently distributed learning materials and stationery to 500 students. While public schools are not an option for many students, it's important for children to continue having access to books and writing materials so they can learn at home. 
Thank you again for your support and we look forward to keeping you updated. 
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Thank you very much for your support of Aid Afghanistan for Education during this exceptionally difficult period for women and girls. It truly means so much to us.

After the collapse of the government, AAE has been faced with serious challenges. Girls’ secondary schools are no longer in operation. The de facto government has not delivered a clear perspective on coordination with the NGOs. The newly appointed officials in the education departments are not familiar with the system and processes and therefore, resulting in delays of distribution of the stationary and learning packages. In Afghanistan, schools are closed for three months in the winter, from the middle of December onward.

The financial restrictions added to the challenges. Banks have restricted access to funds. Like other NGOs, AAE could withdraw a small portion of funds, hardly covering the administrative costs. GlobalGiving is currently holding our donations until we can determine a safe route to transfer them, so your generous donations are safe.

AAE upgraded its organizational capacity to address the challenges and appropriately respond to the new context by hiring additional administrative staff, who have the ability and skills to communicate with the newly appointed individuals at the education departments. Along with the other NGOs, and local communities, AAE generated a substantial outreach capacity, which will serve its cause of broader outreach in upcoming months. We are tirelessly working with national and international NGOs to solve the banking problem.

AAE is working with a Qatar-based organization, Education for All, on producing and translating learning material in Farsi and Pashto. Based on arrangements with the communities, schools, and education departments, AAE trained and guided the staff to work with all primary schools to effectively implement the program by the start of the school year on March 21, 2022. Setting up Community Based Education classes and teacher training is the next step in order to reach out to the most marginalized Afghan children.

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As you know, Afghanistan is in crisis. The Taliban have taken complete control of the Afghan government and the Afghan people are fearful of what will come next. 
At AAE, our top priority is protecting our staff and students. Schools have already been closed for in-person learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they will remain closed for the foreseeable future. 
We are currently working to determine the best and safest way forward to continue ensuring that women and girls have access to quality education in Afghanistan. One program we are working on is community-based education, where students attend classes in a teacher's home. We are also actively working to distribute learning materials to the increasing number of internally displaced persons and people in dire need, as we have been doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We're planning to expand this program so every student in need can receive learning materials.
Since 2003, more than 2,500 students have graduated from AAE's accelerated education program. Nobody can ever take away their education, no matter what happens next in Afghanistan. 
Thank you so much for your continued support of AAE. We remain committed to providing education for marginalized women and girls in Afghanistan, just as we have over the last 20 years. 
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Learning materials ready to be donated to schools.
Learning materials ready to be donated to schools.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has adversely affected education in Afghanistan. Most parents couldn't pay the costs of their children in schools. Among them, women and girls are the most vulnerable.  

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the distribution of learning materials to the high marginalized students is among the highest priority for Aid Afghanistan for Education (AAE). Indeed, lack of learning materials negatively impacts the learning process and causing a high drop out rate in schools.  

In 2021, AAE will distribute learning materials and stationery to 5,000 highly marginalized students.  Additionally, AAE is working with the Ministry of Education to improve policy and programs for marginalized women and girls.

In this reporting period, AAE had distributed blackboards, chalks, books for library and stationery in schools in Kabul and Parwan provinces.

In Kabul, AAE donated 20 blackboards and 1,248 cartoons of chalk to Hakim Khesrow High School in Kabul city.  The distribution of blackboards and chalks will significantly contribute to the learning process of the students.

In Parwan, AAE had donated 265 books to libraries in Numan and Abdul Amiri schools in Parwan province, and stationery to students in these two schools.

Thank you so much for your continued support of education in Afghanistan.

Students receiving stationery packages
Students receiving stationery packages
AAE program manager delivering chalk + blackboards
AAE program manager delivering chalk + blackboards
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Aid Afghanistan for Education

Location: Kabul - Afghanistan
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Twitter: @aidafgedu
Project Leader:
Hassina Sherjan
Kabul, Afghanistan
$408,722 raised of $435,000 goal
 
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