Solar Lights and Children’s Study Clubs
Country: Afghanistan| Focus: Education | Goal: $9,869
Light the way to education for the nomadic Kuchi children.
Support study clubs and provide 625 solar lights with chargers for 2,000 children in Afghanistan’s Kuchi community.
The Kuchi people are nomadic farmers who move with the seasons, herding animals and bartering with villagers along the way. As one of Afghanistan’s most marginalized ethnic groups, they face extreme poverty and instability.
Since they settle only temporarily in rural, isolated regions, they go without basic services like electricity and education for months at a time. Children who do manage to enroll in school frequently find their studies interrupted, and they leave school without completing even a basic education.
Girls suffer the most — less than 2 percent manage to enter school at all, due to not only their nomadic lifestyle and limited resources but also traditional gender roles that lead to early marriage. In a country dependent on the future generation to lead in its transition, it’s important that all girls have the chance to reach their full potential.
Your contribution to this project will support a larger grant initiative to expand educational opportunities for 1,200 Kuchi girls and 800 boys.
A part of these funds will support peer-led study clubs that will be monitored by trained mentors and teachers so that students can continue their studies even when they are on the move. The clubs will also promote extracurricular activities like sports, arts and debate, and they will encourage psychosocial development.
Your support will also provide the community with 625 Nokero solar-powered lamps and chargers that students can use to study even when they’re in remote locations without electricity. This project will give students the tools and access to continue their educations and improve their future opportunities without abandoning their nomadic way of life.
Expanded access to education for 2,000 Kuchi children, including 1,200 girls and 800 boys. Lights and study groups will help children to continue their educations even during seasonal migration, and empower children — especially girls — to reach their full potential in life.
Girls study in a traditional classroom in Afghanistan. Nokero lights can help children study in rural, isolated settings.
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