The constant conflict in Afghanistan over the past decade devastated Afghanistan’s education system and educational institutions. Students, especially female students in Afghanistan are deprived from basic education. According to Central Asia Institute, 71% of female students are out of school in Afghanistan compared to 28% male students.

BRAC has been implementing education programme in Afghanistan since 2002 to remove barriers that prevent children, particularly girls, from receiving education through community focused approaches as well as to improve the quality of education through capacity development initiatives of the stakeholders in the education sector.

The community-based schools have three models:

  1. Community based feeder schools (CBFS) which provide education from Grades I to IV within 3 years for children between the ages of 7 to 9 years
  2. Community based accelerated learning schools (CBALS) which provide education from Grades I to V within 3 years for girls between the ages of 10 to 19 who have dropped out of, or never attended primary school
  3. Pre-primary schools (PPS) which prepare children between the ages of 4 to 5 to ensure enrolment in formal education system.

BRAC school models always follow the government curricula and textbooks; in addition, we provide supplementary reading materials to children.

Community ownership is one of the key successes in changing attitudes towards girls’ education in Afghanistan. We communicate the opportunities and benefits of having schools in villages, strengthening rural communities for operating their own schools, and making local governments more responsive to educational challenges.

Our projects

Programme Project Donor Starting Date Duration
Education Continuation of education for Marginalised Girls in Afghanistan FCDO April 2017 8 years


  • Trained 689 teachers community based girls’ schools
  • Enrolled 7,675 girls for secondary education in 263 community based girls’ schools
  • Enrolled 31,011 girls in secondary government schools
  • Enrolled 1659 girls in 40 technical & vocational education and training centers
  • Provided stipend to 1000 girls of extreme poor families
  • Developed 150 master trainers for delivering the subject based training to 1900 government school teachers

Contact us

BRAC Afghanistan: House # 472, Lane # 2 Hazi Mir Ahmed Street Baharistan,
Karte Parwan Kabul Afghanistan
M: 93 (0) 700288300