Al Jazeera: Despite billions of dollars being poured into girls’ education in Afghanistan, conditions at schools remain rudimentary. Some classes are held under makeshift tents; others are held out in the open, with nothing to buffer the girls from the elements of Afghanistan’s punishing summers and bitter winters. While the girls persevere through rain, hail or shine,
Al Jazeera: 101 East gets rare access to go inside the Sayedul Shohada School in Kabul. We meet the girls desperate to get an education and investigate whether the international community and the Afghan government is failing to honour their promise to educate a generation of girls.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 3, 2018 Almost 3.7 million children in Afghanistan are unable to go to school due to ongoing conflict, poverty, and discrimination against girls, the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. The figure, part of the Global Initiative On Out Of School Children report released on June 2, represents almost half
1TV: Closure of the schools in Darqad, Yangi Qala, Khwaja Bahauddin and Khwaja Ghar has affected 11,000 students. The militants closed the schools after their shadow education director was arrested by the government’s intelligence forces. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Tribal elders and residents of Musa Khil district in Khost province have decided to fine with five thousand Afghanis as a punishment those families that prevent their daughters from going to schools. Manadeer Mangal a tribal elder told Ariana News that if we allow our daughters to go to schools and study especially medical section, the
VOA News / May 13, 2018: A young author in the Balkh province of Afghanistan has generated a large following among the country’s children. His name is Assadullah Ehtsham. His mission: to preserve classic Afghan poetry and nursery rhymes to encourage children to read. In the past two years, he’s already handed out more than 3,000
theirworld.org: Afghanistan and Turkey are two of the world’s earthquake hotspots – and both are making huge efforts to upgrade or replace thousands of at-risk schools. The Afghan government is planning to build 20,000 new schools to help it reach full enrollment by 2030. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News | April 23, 2018: Getting an education seemed impossible for some displaced children in the mountainous Afghan province of Bamyan. They and their families live in caves that dot the cliffs around the city. Due to a lack of identity documents, they cannot attend school. But, as VOA’s Zafar Bamyani discovered, a classroom
Mehr News: Ali Akbar Velayati, head of the board of founders and the board of trustees of the Islamic Azad University, held talks with Afghan Minister of Higher Education, Najibullah Khwaja Omari, on Sunday in Tehran. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Velayati said the talks with the Afghan minister on cooperation between the Islamic Azad University and
Michael Hughes: The recent torching of two schools may signal that extremist militants want to kill any hopes of reviving a dead intra-Afghan reconciliation process. While “mainstream” elements of the Taliban have allegedly refrained from targeting schools it is doubtful one will hear public condemnations of the attacks emanating from their leadership anytime soon. Moreover, the