Afghanistan's Schools Get a Boost from NetAid

09 August 2002
New York, United States of America

NetAid, in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation, recently announced a new Afghanistan initiative that will help reconstruct that country’s ailing educational system. The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., with the support of The Rob Lloyd Family and Cisco Systems, works with Afghan communities to train teachers, rehabilitate schools, and put children in school. These services are vital in Afghanistan, where years of war and hardship have deprived most children of access to basic education.

Girls’ education is a particular focal point. In an effort to create educational role models for young girls, the project pays extra attention to the needs of female teachers. Women interested in teaching are recruited from local villages, and provided with high-quality training administered in a safe and supportive environment.

This NetAid project aims to enroll 2,000 children in school by the start of 2004. Additionally, it will train 100 new teachers, rehabilitate ten schools, and construct a women’s hostel in which teachers can stay during training. Learn more