Education for Every Child
Over hundreds million child and adolescents worldwide are unable to attain minimum proficiency levels in reading, even though two thirds of them are in school. For out of school children, foundational skills in literacy and numeracy are further form grasp.
A basic child right to education entails the right to learn. Yet for too many children around the globe schooling does not lead to learning.
Children and their families in Afghanistan are facing multiple, urgent threat to their lives, livelihoods and wellbeing. While the international community strives to meet basic need, education must be included as a priority. Science shows that experiences with severe adversity can disrupt children’s healthy brain development with sort and long term impacts on their physical and mental health, behavior and ability to learn.
Providing education during crisis can provide a buffer against these negative impacts. Education as part of humanitarian response also protects children against violence, exploitation and abuse that they become more vulnerable to during crisis, including child marriage, child Labouré and recruitment into armed group negative coping mechanism there are already increasing as a result of the economic downturn caused by COVIF-19 and widespread drought.
As Afghanistan struggles to recover form ongoing conflict and natural disasters, the ACPHO: works with local communities to identity plan and manage their won development projects, provides sage learning spaces in rural areas, establishes community based education cash distribution provides uprooted families with tents clean water, sanitation and other basic necessities and helps people find livelihood opportunities as well as extensive resilience programing.