"I love teaching because this is a holy job. That’s why I became a teacher. In our school all teachers work hard to help and support students." - Nazira, a teacher for more than 22 years in Afghanistan.
In many disadvantaged parts of Afghanistan, poverty and conservative attitudes to the education of girls continue to deny opportunities for learning. Girls’ attendance at school falls well behind that of boys and, consequently, it is estimated that barely 12% of women in Afghanistan are literate.
Teachers are generally underqualified, poorly paid and lack access to training curricula and school resources.
Your gift of $140 will provide teacher training workshops that enhance the quality of education these girls receive. Teachers are trained in child psychology, child rights and student-centred teaching methods. These new skills lead to increased attendance and retention of girls at school, giving them a greater chance to fulfil their potential.
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More ways to take action
Help keep families at risk from landslides safe by providing training in disaster risk reduction in schools. Training helps children to identify risks and warning signs of landslides, and teaches them how to keep safe if one happens.
Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (19-26 June 2016). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.
Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.