Enhancing education initiatives in Afghanistan

Region: Asia and the Pacific
Country: Afghanistan
Year: 2020
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 101-500
Modality: Classrooms
Sector: Education
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building

Prolonged conflict in Afghanistan has devastated its education system, with over 3 million children out of school. Enrolment in school is lowest in the most remote regions, owing to a lack of transportation and infrastructure. Girls are disproportionately affected by these obstacles, and continue to face low access to quality education.

Responding to the education crisis in Afghanistan, the Central Afghanistan Welfare Committee, together with UNHCR, installed 43 RHU schools in the Nili and Ashtaralay districts in the Daikundi province, central Afghanistan. Further in Central Afghanistan, 69 RHU schools were installed in Saighan and Yakawalang #2 in the Panjac districts, Bamyan province. All the RHU schools were built on a concrete foundation, ensuring protection against wind, rain and other climatic elements.