I got a schoolbag. It contained books, notebooks, pencils, crayons, rubbers, a ruler and a sharpener. I liked my schoolbag and its contents. They were really useful. Education is important because we can read and write. I want to become a doctor to help my country.” - Adela, Afghanistan.
Girls in Afghanistan often struggle to get the education they deserve. They are held back by cultural and social constraints that restrict girls’ ability to attend school. In some poor areas, parents cannot afford to pay for books, uniforms or stationery.
Your gift of $10 will provide schoolbags and stationery so that girls can make the most of their school day. It will also help Act for Peace to work with parents, teachers and communities in Afghanistan to raise awareness of the benefits of giving girls an education.
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.