The UN Children’s Fund is trying to do everything possible so that the boys and girls of Afghanistan can continue their studies at school. As part of this effort, in January and February, UNICEF and partners provided each public school teacher with $100 in aid. To extend this program, 250 million dollars are needed.
Funds provided by the European Union have helped 194,000 teachers in Afghanistan. As a result, millions of Afghan schoolchildren continued their studies. “After several months of uncertainty, given the difficult situation many teachers find themselves in, we are pleased to report that we have been able to provide financial support to school teachers in Afghanistan,” said UNICEF Representative in the country Mohamed Ayola.
According to him, $250 million is needed to continue providing this assistance. “This is the only way we can ensure that the boys and girls of Afghanistan have access to education,” added Mohamed Ayola.
UNICEF is also taking other steps to strengthen Afghanistan’s education system, including delivering school supplies around the country, training teachers, especially female teachers, and supporting learning in local communities.
In accordance with established practice, the UN Children’s Fund carefully monitors the distribution process, including checking the lists of teachers receiving assistance and their schedules for work. Moreover, to ensure maximum transparency of spending, independent organizations are involved in monitoring.
About 8.8 million children are registered in schools in Afghanistan. UNICEF wants all boys and girls to return to school after the winter break. The Foundation considers educational institutions the best environment in which children are protected from violence and receive psychological support.