THE CHALLENGE OF MAKING AFGHAN SCHOOLS SAFE FOR EDUCATION
In Afghanistan, children’s access to education has improved considerably during the last decade. Yet, security continues to deteriorate in many parts of the country, placing education gains for many children at risk. Schools, students, and educators in conflict settings are direct targets of threats and attacks. This document provides highlights from research conducted by Samuel Hall Consulting for Save the Children International (SCI) in 2013.
This study aims to understand the coping mechanisms that individuals, communities, civil society and authorities use to mitigate attacks and threats on schools in Afghanistan. A report commissioned by Save the Children.
This report examines the work of Womanity Foundation in 3 model Afghan schools in Kabul and Kapisa provinces. The ‘School in a Box’ initiative aims at creating model institutions for girl’s education that can function as learning hubs.
This event at the Kabul Star Hotel in Kabul, bringing together stakeholders from various sectors, was aimed at collecting additional feedback on the report’s findings regarding HLP rights for women, in order to stregthen the final product and produce recommendations. Several Samuel Hall staff presented key sections of the draft report commissioned by NRC.
The “School in a Box” supports quality education for girls up to the end of secondary school, and includes training for teachers in innovative teaching methods; the use of scientific labs; English language, computer and physical education methods. This report provides a baseline survey in the schools enrolled to the programme in 2011.
The Jogi, the Chori Frosh and other segments of the Jat population as the most marginalised communities in Afghanistan. These communities suffer from a status as complete ‘outsiders’ in Afghan society and have remained almost entirely invisible to Afghan authorities, international donors and academics alike.