Ensuring Afghan children are safe and in school

by Street Child
Ensuring Afghan children are safe and in school
Afghan children outside a snowy Learning Centre
Afghan children outside a snowy Learning Centre

Dear GlobalGiving supporters,

Thank you for your fantastic support for Street Child’s work to ensure children are safe, in school, and learning in Afghanistan!

For the fifth year in a row, the Afghanistan conflict is the deadliest conflict worldwide for children. More than half the country's population need humanitarian assistance such as food, shelter and clothing, as well as psychosocial support.

Street Child is one of the only organisations who has remained operational during this worsening humanitarian crisis. Street Child now reach 51,000+ children daily, and we are scaling this up to 65,000 children by the end of May, helping children into education and with protection, health and hygiene services.

Education remains the centre of our focus for supporting children in Afghanistan. Street Child believes that education is a fundamental human right and the surest pathway out of poverty. Education saves and improves lives. Our learning centres offer a sense of normality and routine for children in Afghanistan, and provides a safe place to be, learn, and play.

Thanks to your fantastic support, we’ve been able to reach more children in Afghanistan to be safe, in school, and learning. This included supporting them through a harsh Afghan winter. Our key recent achievements over the last few months include:

  • 14,750 new students were enrolled in school in our Education Cannot Wait project in February 2022. This project takes place in Uruzgan province.
  • In Bamyan and Baghlan provinces, we recruited 240 new local teachers for our education projects. This includes 119 female teachers.
  • In the same provinces, we have finished equipping 500 classrooms with hygiene facilities including handwashing stations and soap, as well as instructions on proper handwashing for children.

You can find about much more about Street Child’s work in Afghanistan in our report – “Afghanistan: 6 months on from the fall of Kabul”. This report, released in February 2022, details how life in Afghanistan has changed since the government takeover, the incredible work that our team has carried out over the last six months, and our plans for the rest of 2022. Please find the full report here: https://street-child.org/news-media/report-afghanistan-6-months-on-from-the-fall-of-kabul/

Thank you for your support for our work in Afghanistan! Together, we can help build a better future where every child is safe, in school and learning.

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Education support for displaced Afghan children
Education support for displaced Afghan children

Dear GlobalGiving supporters,

Thank you so much for your support for Street Child’s work to ensure children and safe and in school in Afghanistan.

Over 570,000 people have been displaced by conflict in Afghanistan this year 2021, and the country is imminently facing the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. As winter approaches, temperatures are set to drop as low as –20 and families are already struggling.

Street Child has been present in Afghanistan for the last 27 years, supporting tens of thousands of children into education and with child protection, health and hygiene services. Our fantastic local team never stopped supporting children in Afghanistan this year, and we are proud to be one of the leading education organisations still active in the country.

Despite the challenges of the last few months, our programmes are continuing to bring education into communities across Afghanistan, in some cases for the first time. Some of our key recent achievements have been:

  • In the Zabul region, we’ve been able to continue classes for all the 9,000 children we were aiming to reach, including young and adolescent girls whose access to education may have been threatened.
  • Our projects in remote areas have benefitted from our innovative digital teacher training and observation through tablets.  
  • Back to School campaigns have been completed in Trinkot, Gizab and Dehrawood.  1850 adults were engaged in the campaign, which mainly focused on importance of education, especially for girls.

Street Child’s main focus remains ensuring that children can receive the best quality education. We are continuing to support the exceptional teachers, community leaders and social workers, who excel at child-centred, interactive learning through our projects. We’re also providing heating in classroom spaces, and we are also seeking to include meals provision through our learning centres to keep children fed irrespective of their household circumstances.

For many children in Afghanistan, this year has been harder than ever. That’s why we’re also distributing emergency supplies (such as food, clothes and hygiene kits), and providing case workers and psychosocial support to families displaced by the crisis.

Despite the challenging circumstances, and thanks to supporters like you, Street Child expect to reach 65,000 children and their families in Afghanistan this year. For some children, you could be a lifeline throughout the crisis and upcoming winter. For many Afghan children, your support for their continued education won’t just help them this winter, it will help them for the rest of their life.

Thank you for your support! Together, we can help build a brighter future where every child is safe, in school and learning.

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Location: London - United Kingdom
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Tom Fitzpatrick
London, United Kingdom
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