Training and equipping teachers provides double impact: first it stimulates knowledge development and transferable skills, and, second, well trained teachers provide girls in Afghanistan with an improved education and opportunities to flourish within and beyond school. This project will train 250 teachers in English and Information Communication Technologies to better teach, and provide an improved education, and opportunities, to over 36,000 school children.
Since the fall of the Taliban enrollment of girls in schools has increased year-on-year. However the Government of Afghanistan estimates 73% of teachers lack the minimum required teaching qualification and need professional development. This problem is more acute in girls' schools than in any other sector. This leads to school drop-out and academic underperformance leading to girls not realizing their full potential. This project will affect 250 teachers and over 36,000 school girls (and boys).
The Womanity Foundation tackles the root causes of non-attendance and under-performance in girls' education in Afghanistan. This includes improving teaching methods and abilities amongst teachers in public girls' schools. Womanity invests in training teachers in subject matter and pedagogical practices to improve their performance, and that of their students, in the classroom and beyond. By improving educational quality, girls in Afghanistan can work towards realizing their full potential.
36,000 girls in new schools and in schools where we are currently working will have the opportunity to learn from teachers who will become fully trained in both teaching practices and in their subject, often for the very first time. 250 predominantly female teachers will receive training which will provide them the opportunity to be more meaningfully employed in schools into the future. This project represents a win-win for both teachers and students.