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Thousands of children in Badakhshan enrolled in classes

Thousands of children in Badakhshan enrolled in classes

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1 Jan 2022 - 18:27
Thousands of children in Badakhshan enrolled in classes
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1 Jan 2022 - 18:27

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Global Partnership for Education project in seven districts of Badakhshan province has provided 13,000 children with access to education in local classrooms, taught by 508 teachers.

Prof.Faqir Mohammad, in charge of the education program of the Norwegian Committee, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Global Partnership for Education project, funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and implemented by the Norwegian Committee in cooperation with Badakhshan Education Department.

He said that the program provides nine-month education for 13,000 boys and girls who have not yet been enrolled in schools in Jurm, Warduj, Dryam, Kuhistan, Raghistan, Yavan and YaftalPayan districts of Badakhshan.

The education program for these students is run by 508 teachers in local classes, he added. He also said the committee had provided remedial courses for 62,500 students belonged to 125 schools that had fallen behind due to political changes and the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

“The 650 teachers hired by Norwegian Committee’s education program are trained for 14 days by experienced trainers in methodology, student-centeredness, school supplies, health contracts, natural hazard mitigation and first aid,” he said.

He said the program was effective for the children of Badakhshan, which is located in remote geography form the country’s capital and has limited access to some services.

About the teachers, he said, these teachers have been hired in districts in coordination with the Education Department of Badakhshan during open competition.

Mohammad said boy students living at a distance of five kilometers and girls at a distance of three kilometers were enrolled in local classes, who are above the age of six years.


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