Challenges Remain for Afghan Education

 

"چالشهای تحصیلات در افغانستان ادامه دارد"

در ضیافت شام AFUAF در واشنگتن ،ادای احترام به افرادی که در راه تحصیل جان خود را از دست داده اند ،انجام گردید.

همانطور که جمیله خرازی می گوید مشکلات زیادی برای تحصیلات وجود دارد ولی بزرگترین مشکل ،عدم وجود امنیت برای محصلین و دانش آموزان می باشد.با کمکها و حمایتهای جمیله خرازی آینده ای رو به رشد و پیشرفت در این عرصه خواهیم داشت .

برای ایجاد امنیت ،در منطقه و رسیدن به بلوغ فکری هرچه سریعتر جامعه ،باید وضعیت آموزش ارتقا یابد .از دیگر مشکلاتی که جمیله خرازی به آن اشاره می کند ، پیدا کردن زمین های مناسبی برای احداث بناهای مدارس  که تحت سلطه جنگ سالاران نباشد و آموزش نیروی انسانی برای مدیریت این مدارس را می توان اشاره نمود.

 

At a June dinner in Washington D.C., Friends of the American University of Afghanistan came together to honor lost loved ones. They died getting an education. This is something people take for granted in the west. 

Says Jamileh Kharrazi, "We have many challenges. But the big one is delivering education safely to children and adults in the country. Change will come as we empower people with ideas."

 Speaking in a recent address, Farooq Wardak gave a profile of challenges facing education. Vitally, he works as the Minister for Education.

"We have been able to transform a disabled…system [which we had] in 2001…to [the] responsive, inclusive and progressive system he have today." They have expanded the number of women teachers, school buildings and made new standards for what is taught." All were lacking in past years.

Important partnerships have been formed with countries in faraway places. Norway, for example, has been active in helping Afghan education. Importantly, they gave jobs and guidance to Afghans working on the ground.  They have also helped support a school for the deaf in Kabul. (Afghanistan.no)

Friendship Schools in Norway

This school for the deaf was made possible, in part, from the Friendship Schools in Norway. Via Afghanistan.no

The Long Rebound

 

The face of Afghan education has changed greatly in recent years. Many challenges have arisen from its expansion. People's attitudes were formed under the old regime, and an entire generation of girls went without school.

Today 40% of the 9 million students in the education system are girls. (USAID)

The country still has a ways to go. The terrain makes many places hard to reach, and many villages are isolated. It is estimated that there is still 4 million children who remain unenrolled.

Jamileh Kharrazi spoke on the issue. "One of the biggest challenges is that we are starting from scratch. We have to build new buildings, train new teachers and find supplies. Much of the country is still under the control of warlords, so funding can also be an issue. All this occurs in a space where government workers are untrained in western processes."

Instead, workers often work along friendship lines. Government officials, if they do not know someone, will often ask "who is your father?" before giving services. Such was detailed in the book Bazaar Politics: Power and Pottery in an Afghan Market Town by Nick Coburn.

The government is very centralized in Kabul

The government is very centralized in Kabul. However, informal processes are common outside the city. Via VOA News

Working Together

 

Luckily, the Afghan people are on board with change. While the mood is low, the people are seeing the benefits of equality. In a survey of 87,000 Afghan men and women, more people said that they supported women's rights to vote and work.

Jamileh Karrazi: "As people support the government more, we can build and take new risks. More people can be brought into dialog. Over time, trust will form. Right now, we are building the foundation for a better tomorrow."

safer and more prosperous nation

Hopefully, these children will become the base for a safer and more prosperous nation. Via MisEast.org

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