The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will conduct community-based education classes for female students in Afghanistan’s central Bamyan province, the organization said on Tuesday.
UNICEF posted a photo of female students in the classroom saying they could complete two years of school in a condensed one year.
This community-based education program is initiated by UNICEF and the financial support of the Asian Bank, the World Bank in South Asia and the European Union’s Humanitarian Assistance Program.
With the support of these organizations, UNICEF will be to organize 466 education classrooms to accommodate some 9400 male and female students to get an education.
UNICEF has announced by the end of 2023, the organization will organize 21,000 such programs throughout Afghanistan.
These educational programs come as the Taliban-run administration has closed school doors for female students above grade six for more than 600 days.
In addition to many promises, the Taliban authorities have not yet clarified when they will resume school for female students in Afghanistan. Banning secondary school and university education for female students prompted widespread condemnations in Afghanistan and overseas.
Despite the overwhelming pressure from the international community and Afghanistan’s neighbors, the Taliban administration has its own policies and priorities regarding girls’ education and women’s employment.