Girls’ Education Through Community-Based Schools in Hard-to-Reach Villages in Faryab Province, Afghanistan

Final project
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Gender and Education
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Supervisors: Lilja Dóra Kolbeinsdóttir


The project proposal analyses the problem of girls‘ illiteracy in Afghanistan but there is huge disparity in education status between male and female particularly in remote rural and difficult-to-reach villages. The total literacy rate above the age of 15 is 26% (39% for men are literate compared to 12% of women). The project outlines some of the main barriers to girls‘ education. A community based school is proposed to counter this problem and the different steps that need to be taken to achieve this outlined.