“[A] girl’s education is important because when she is a teacher, she can educate others and there will be more teachers. If she becomes an engineer, she will help others. If she becomes a doctor, it can benefit the other females a lot. So whatever she becomes, it will be good for [the] future of the country. Peace will come if we all educate ourselves.” Golmina*, 12
Girls face specific cultural and socio-economic barriers preventing them from accessing education in Afghanistan, particularly in remote rural and insecure areas and especially during adolescence.
Save the Children are taking a multi-faced approach focusing on girls’ learning outcomes, their interpersonal relationships, the social, physical, and economic environments surrounding them and the wider political and economic climate.
Since 2017, STAGES programme has supported parents, community members and teachers to help improve education for 324,958 children/adolescents, 33,695 (69% female) of them enrolled in project community-based classes in 16 provinces of Afghanistan - 23,310 girls are now in school including 3,181 adolescent girls who have remained in school and successfully transitioned to the secondary level.