The Government of Afghanistan and a United Nations agency responsible for promoting international cooperation in education launched a national strategy on technical and vocational education and training earlier this week in their bid to increase the country’s skilled workforce.
Not long ago, instead of students, fighters darted along the halls or huddled in the laboratories of Kabul University’s science faculty. In fact, the faculty’s two buildings were nearly flattened during Afghanistan’s three decade war.
Teenagers in dark business suits, loosely knotted ties or bright headscarves stride through the new National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA).
Despite a budget shortage, the Women’s Affairs Department in southern Kandahar province has been able to train hundreds of women in various skills to help them become self-reliant, an official said on Sunday.
The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) on Thursday said it had trained hundreds of people with disabilities, including 110 women, in markets-oriented vocational skills in 2013.
The desire for education has never been higher among young Afghans, most importantly among their parents. There are currently about 200,000 students in Khost province.