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2nd phase “Girls Education Challenge” Programme launched

2nd phase “Girls Education Challenge” Programme launched

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Jul 17, 2018 - 17:04

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): British Embassy Kabul has launched the second phase of the “Girls Educationinfo-icon Challenge” Programme in Afghanistaninfo-icon, investing $80 million to ensure marginalised Afghan girls can access quality education, a statement said on Tuesday.

This phase of the programme, in partnership with USAIDinfo-icon, helps girls to continue to the next phase of their education, by removing the barriers that cause them to drop out. It will reach over 300 000 children in remote or vulnerable communities, ensuring 70 000 girls are given the opportunity to continue with quality education or training, says the statement.

Following $73 million investment in the first phase of the “Girls Education Challenge” programme which helped over 300 000 girls access primary schooling, this second phase will train a further 1000 female teachers, and will use community based education to allow children in remote locations, or children affected by poverty, conflict or displacement, to learn literacy, numeracy and skills for life.

British Ambassador Sir Nicholas Kay, said: “I’m delighted to launch the next phase of the Girls Education Challenge programme, which focuses on access to quality learning for the most marginalised Afghan girls. Giving girls a chance of schooling will help unlock Afghanistan’s potential. I’m proud the UK, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and USAID, is playing such a big role in ensuring every girl in Afghanistan receives the education they deserve”

Allowing girls to access education is a global priority for the UK.  The Girls Education Challenge is the largest global fund, investing £500m to allow over 1.5m girls to access high quality schooling around the worldinfo-icon

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