In the Community Based School Waghar Dara in the Kishim District in Badakshan the students and the teachers see each other as family. Therefore everyone does what they can to contribute to the construction of two new classrooms.
In its effort to make schools safer and ensure the right to education for all Afghan children, the Government of Afghanistan is mobilizing community elders in remote areas to help protect schools from insurgents’ attacks, according to a senior official from the country’s Ministry of Education.
The Department of Women’s Affairs in Jalalabad holds regular classes for women, where they learn about Islam and literacy. The programme is very popular and 250 women have enrolled, Torpikay Shinwari, head of culture at the department, said.
Farida, a mother of two, has always wanted to learn about Islam. “It was my great desire to be able to learn the Holy Quran so I could talk to my children and other women about Islam. It is never too late to learn; Islam requires every Muslim man and woman to learn from the cradle to the grave.”
Wearing a traditional hijab and a hardhat, Engineer Roqia is a modest woman who speaks with a soft voice.
The second batch of DPP Master’s 2014-2015 is agreed and funded by the Government of Japan which has been supporting Afghan government in capacity building.
Across Kandahar province, government officials are working hard to ensure every child has a chance to go to school. Afghan security forces have successfully removed the threat of criminals and bandits.