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Towards Improved Quality Education in Afghan Schools and Universities

Eleven Afghan teacher trainers and education activists successfully completed their Master’s Degree in Inclusive education in mid-December 2016.

Aktuelt/ Sunday, 15 January 2017

The program was initiated by the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) in collaboration with the Indonesian University of Education (UPI) and funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.The study program comprised of 3 semesters part time studies in Afghanistan and 2 semesters full time studies in Indonesia and was lauded by the Prime Minister of Norway, the President of Indonesia and thImage: Towards Improved Quality Education in Afghan Schools and Universities
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The graduates were women and men from different ethnic, social and professional backgrounds. Two of the female graduates had young children and were not able to leave them with relatives while they were attending the program, so they brought their young children to Indonesia and to the NAC Kindergarten in Kabul, so the program was not only promoting but also practicing inclusion.

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The main goals of the project was to strengthen the position of female teacher educators and trainers, to promote quality education of female (and male) teachers for primary and secondary schools, and to sensitize Afghan teacher education and training institutions on gender equality and equity, with the objective of promoting girls’ education, especially in rural and remote areas. The other goal was to improve the quality of education in Teacher Training Centers in the provinces and Kabul Education University in Kabul.  Image: Towards Improved Quality Education in Afghan Schools and Universities
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Now the new professional graduates will be able to implement innovation in their respective teacher education and training institutions and they are highly motivated to use and to transfer new learned knowledge to their institutions and to bring positive changes in their organizations.

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Zakia is one of the newly graduates and she is a lecturer in the Faryab Teacher Training Center. She expresses her happiness about the program and she says that “Nothing is impossible, although after starting the program I became pregnant and during most time of the program I had a baby but I was encouraged to continue and to finish my studies, I really appreciate from NAC and those who supported us. This program was really unique. Inclusive education is really a new topic in Afghanistan and is very much needed in order to improve the quality of education and we must focus more on that. I’m extremely happy for being able to study and finish the program and I learned that we should start changing from ourselves, then we can bring positive changes to others”

Norwegian Afghanistan Committee
Addresse:  Nawai Watt, Street # 03 •  Postal addresse:
work # 148 Shahr-i-Naw, KabulAfghanistan

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