Access to Education
Due to years of war and instability, the Afghan government is unable to provide quality education and safe shelter for children. More than 10% of schools have closed due to insecurity, warfare and targeted destruction, while most schools are housed in tents, mosques and private homes. 3.3 million children (or 32% of the school-age population), the majority of whom are girls, remain out of school.
Furthermore, Afghanistan has the highest level of gender disparity in education in the world, with only 21% of girls able to complete primary education.
Mahboba’s Promise understands that education can help alleviate poverty for many children. We focus on providing access to safe houses and improving opportunity to education for underprivileged Afghan children, enabling them to acquire the skills needed to lead positive and sustainable change within society.