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Let Girls Learn

Let Girls Learn - A teacher gives a lesson to students
With community-based education, girls in remote areas do not have to travel long and sometimes dangerous distances to get an education

In July 2016, USAID announced a commitment of $25 million through Let Girls Learn to the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) Girls Education Challenge. Afghanistan suffers from a dearth of qualified female teachers, which prevents many adolescent girls from continuing their education beyond primary school. USAID's contribution will help to establish a teacher apprenticeship program for girls in grades 9-12. The program will enable students to utilize their newly learned skills to move directly into careers as teachers, and educate the next generation of Afghan girls.

Last updated: October 27, 2016

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