Afghanistan’s education system is shattered by its prolonged war and further fueled by its poor educational infrastructure. Despite substantial effort from the government, an estimated 3.7 million children remain out of school, and 60% of them are girls. BRAC Afghanistan, the development partner of the country, is working to strengthen the education system, improve teaching-learning approaches, and create a child-friendly environment. As part of our extended support in the field of education, we constructed another school in Afghanistan.
Dr Mirwais Balkhi, Education Minister of Afghanistan, inaugurated the Md Musa Mujadidy Girls School on 16 May 2019 in Kotal of Kabul City. Mr Balkhi appreciated BRAC’s efforts and contribution to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, especially for its community-based curriculum where marginalised girls get the opportunity to attend grade 5 to grade 12.
Dr Ahmad Zamir Gowara, City Education Director, echoed with Mr Balkhi and emphasised that even though still a long way to go, but thanked BRAC for being the journey partner. Md Siddique Ali, Country Representative (Acting) of BRAC Afghanistan, stated “so far, we built 265 full-fledged formal schools and 13,584 community-based schools in Afghanistan and we will continue to make the sector more fruitful.”