Improve the Lives of Children in Afghanistan

by Save the Children Federation
Feb 28, 2011

Student Councils in Afghanistan

Student elections in Balkh Province
Student elections in Balkh Province

Save the Children believes that children’s participation in school processes is critical for both their comfort and their success in school.  We therefore work with teachers and students to establish student councils that provide students with the platform to share issues affecting them with school authorities.

During 2010, Save the Children's education team worked with school authorities in Afghanistan to establish student councils in the 181 schools where we work.  The team also facilitated a forum for children to select (through voting) their council members.  The process of selecting representatives to the student council of each school was carried out by the children themselves, with the support of their teachers, and the active participation of education department representatives in each district. 

Save the Children also provided training to student-council representatives on the Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC), child protection, the use of alternative forms of discipline other than corporal punishment, and the promotion of non-violent learning environments within their respective schools.  The student representatives were also oriented on how to develop and promote positive conflict-resolution techniques among their peers. The skills acquired by these student representatives will be vital in creating friendly learning environments for all children, which in turn will yield positive learning outcomes.



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Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
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Project Leader:
Megan McLain
Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Westport, CT United States

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