Glass Ceilings: Struggles of Roofless Schools for Girls

Glass Ceilings: Struggles of Roofless Schools for Girls

Community World Service Asia has been working to promote quality and equality in education in Afghanistan since 2009, providing continuous professional development for teachers and access to education for girls.

In Afghanistan the legacy of the Taliban combined with poverty, cultural norms, weak educational infrastructure and the challenging terrain present serious hurdles to access to education, especially for girls.

Our initiatives aim to support and encourage the enrollment of female students in schools. We also provide school kits, build playgrounds and distribute sports equipment so that students have the chance to learn and play. We work with teachers to address gaps in civic education so that students become more aware and empowered, and are able to become active and engaged citizens. Co-curricular activities, such as summer camps and life skills classes, support the students to build confidence and learn new and relevant topics.