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2020

Skateistan offers quality educational, sport and recreational opportunities to Afghan children and youth from low-income families, street working children, and children with disabilities

Afghanistan

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Skateistan offers quality educational, sport and recreational opportunities to Afghan children and youth from low-income families, street working children, and children with disabilities

Pays/Région : Afghanistan

Durée : 15.12.2020 - 31.12.2024

Résumé
The Skateistan programme offers quality educational, sport and recreational opportunities to Afghan children and youth from low-income families, street working children, and children with disabilities. The programme facilitates the reintegration of out-of-school children into the formal public school system. Switzerland supports the Skateistan programme to contribute to create equitable, safe, and conducive learning opportunities especially for girls and marginalized children.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : Afghanistan has been in a protracted crisis for more than four decades. Ongoing conflicts and instability in Afghanistan have led to limited educational opportunities for many children. Poverty, internal displacement and the current COVID-19 pandemic worsen the educational situation. Socio-cultural factors and traditional beliefs also contribute to undermining the girl’s education. Currently, an estimate of 3.7 million school-aged children are out-of-school, 60% of whom are girls. Literacy rates are 50% for boys and 18% for girls, which remain amongst the lowest in the world. Primary school completion rates are estimated at 56% for boys and 30% for girls. Physical education is essential to the development of motor skills and the physical health, however, in Afghanistan, it is a low priority in public school curriculums and girls are often excluded from participating in these activities
* Objectifs  : Children and young people in Afghanistan (Kabul, Mazar-e Sharif and Bamyan) have improved and safe access to high quality and relevant learning and recreational/sporting opportunities, especially girls and women.
* Groupes cibles  : The programme aims to provide up to 6,543 Afghan children between 5 to 17 years old, of which 50% being girls, quality education in Kabul, Mazar-e Sharif and Bamyan. A special focus will be given to including children from low socio-economic backgrounds and children with disabilities, but this does not mean that children from other backgrounds are excluded.

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 1’950’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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