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Posts tagged with ‘girls education’

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PWSDevelopments 2015, Issue 4: The Power of Education

by Anna Muir

The causes of poverty are complex. But by supporting PWS&D’s education projects across the globe, we can help more girls and boys learn the vocational skills that will allow them to create brighter futures and contribute to the peaceful development of their country. In this issue of PWSDevelopments, read about how your support helped ten-year-old Saima from Afghanistan realize her […]

A Father’s Life-Changing Gift

by Anna Muir

For young Tasal, long days spent helping his family cultivate land, raise livestock and complete other household chores were familiar and routine. In fact, for most children in rural Afghanistan, it is expected that they will support their families’ income generating activities from a young age. While many children are proud to help their families, […]

Educating for Peace in Afghanistan

by Karen Bokma

“I became a teacher to serve the country. After three decades of war, the country needs reconstruction through education,” says Mirwas, the head teacher at a school in Laghman province, Afghanistan. “Before anything else, we need education. It is the pillar of the economy and peace. If we have no education, we have no economy, […]

Beyond the Classroom: Creating Opportunities for Women and Girls

by Karen Bokma

“Traditionally, they say it is offensive for a woman to work outside of the home and earn money to support her family,” explains Zahida. Now an accomplished teacher at the Mesha Khail Girls High School in Afghanistan, these cultural norms once left her with no choice but to abandon her dream of teaching. “I had […]

“I am Proud to Send My Daughter to School”

by Karen Bokma

Sayed Mohammad makes bricks to support his family. He works during the hot summers, as well as the cold winters – making about $10 a day. For a time, his ten-year-old daughter, Saima, worked alongside him at the brick factory. Many in Sayed’s community don’t understand how important education is for their children. Many children […]