USAID's Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) is installing solar power systems for three District Agriculture Offices in Nangarhar that will provide renewable and uninterrupted electricity.
The Education Expo, now in its second year, brought together over 200 leading educational institutions and service providers from across the country, including American University of Afghanistan, Kardan University, Karwan University, Ibn Sina University and Rana University. The Education Expo also provided an opportunity for direct interaction and knowledge sharing between students and their families, the alumni, and representatives of many educational bodies.
Last month, Seema Samadi, 20, a Jawana participant, returned to her home village in Nangarhar to startling news. A family friend had recently become widowed, and the woman’s family was forcing Seema’s friend to marry her deceased husband’s brother, otherwise known as a levirate marriage. “I was shocked,” says Seema, “but I also knew that if the woman rejected the decision that her in-laws could deprive her of inheritance and future support.”
"This drawing shows the empowerment of women in the form of a fruitful tree. The tree represents the growth potential of participants. In nature, if there are opportunities for a tree to grow, it will become productive and fruitful. Similar to a tree, if there are opportunities for women to build their capacities, they will also grow and become productive and fruitful members of society. Since participating in Jawana, we feel now that we are like this tree, growing and becoming fruitful.” (Sharifa Ahmadi, Saeedeh Hashimi, Firuza Noorazi)
The USAID Promote Women in Government project has opened an exciting career path for interns Karima Saeed and Zarghona Tahiri. After completing their training at the Afghanistan Civil Service Institute (ACSI), they began three months of practical work at the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs, and Disabled (MoLSAMD) in March 2016.
Last updated: May 02, 2016