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Education For A Better Future Philanthropy Australia Presentation Feb 18 2014 By Dr Nouria Salehi OAM amp Ms Bianca Pilla Introduction to AADO Education in Afghanistan 2002 2014 ID: 204005

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Afghan Australian Development OrganisationEducation For A Better Future Slide2

Philanthropy Australia Presentation Feb 18 2014By Dr Nouria

Salehi OAM & Ms

Bianca Pilla

Introduction to AADO

Education in Afghanistan 2002 – 2014AADO’s Current ProgramsFinancial StewardshipKey objectives 2014 - 2016Slide3


AADO founded by Dr Nouria


in 2002

AADO provides education and training programs for thousands of disadvantaged Afghans across 10 provinces in AfghanistanAADO is committed to supporting sustainable development through a ‘community development’ model

‘Education is vital to reducing poverty and creating sustainable development for communities in Afghanistan’Slide4

AADO’s Community Development ApproachThe work of AADO is guided by the principle that education is one of the key cornerstones in ensuring poverty reduction and sustainable development

AADO delivers its development programs in collaboration with local Afghan partners via close-knit networks

All AADO programs are identified and developed through consultation and participation with local communities, and endorsed by, Afghan regional and provincial leaders and village elders

Recognition of Afghan culture and traditions is integral to the design and delivery of AADO’s programs

AADO does not pay bribesINTRODUCTION TO AADOSlide5

Education in Afghanistan 2002 – 2014: Progress & challenges

Children Studying in Tents 2002

Girls studying in


Primary 2012Slide6

Key statistics- progress in Education

From 2002 – 2012 enrolment

in general education increased from

900,000, including 50,000

female students (5.5%), to 7.3 million, including 2.4 million female students (33%)Since 2002 the number of schools increased from 6,040 to 14,456; and the number of teachers nearly tripled to 181,640- including 32 % female teachers in 2012

Source: Ministry of Education, Education Interim Plan,


Education in Afghanistan 2002 – 2014: Progress & challengesSlide7

Afghanistan 2002 - 2014

Key statistics- challenges in Education


30 %

of Afghanistan's 181,640 teachers have post-secondary or higher qualification While 1.9 million girls are enrolled in primary school (grades 1 - 6) 416,854 are enrolled in secondary school (7 - 9

) and

122,480 in

high school

(10 - 12

). As girls get older, the gender gap widensSlide8

In 12 years of operation AADO has trained:1050 Rural women and girls in comprehensive life skills training1393 in-service science and mathematics teachers, in

up-dated theoretical, practical and pedagogical skills and methods 624 tertiary and secondary Master science teacher trainers,


up-dated theoretical, practical and pedagogical skills, and training of trainers curriculum

47 Street working boys aged 14-18 in trade-level carpentry and joinery80 year 12 students in ‘a step to tertiary education’AADO has completed the following capital works projects:Installed 7 deep-well water pumps servicing over 20,000 studentsBuilt a community centre in Dawuzdai



, servicing 5 villages

AADO’S ACHIEVEMENTS 2002- 2014Slide9

AADO’s Current Programs

Master Science Teacher TrainingTraining Master Science Teacher Trainers to modernize learning and improve educational outcomes for Afghan students

Life Skills Project

Empowering rural women and girls through education in literacy, numeracy, health, hygiene, life skills & vocational training

Carpentry Technical and Vocational Education & TrainingProviding trade level skills to street-working boys to enable safer, stronger futuresHumanitarian ReliefCreating a safe and healthy environment for internally displaced peopleSlide10

Master Science Teacher TrainingMany

Afghan educators have little or no formal training and are therefore unable to teach their students to the standard required for higher

education. The poor quality of education follows through to universities. New teachers are graduating with no ability to teach practical experiments, and so the cycle continues.

Under AADO’s previous in-service teacher training program, 1393 Afghan teachers were re-trained

helping approximately 64,828 senior secondary students gain a better future.A physics trainee says that “Six months of receiving training in AADO was like a doing degree in university for me. According to my experiences there will be so many changes on my students’ education.”Slide11

The Life Skills Project“The biggest point of changing my life is

becoming aware of my rights and now I can defend my life and my rights too. Before I didn’t know about my rights, but by being a member of AADO’s training course…

I became very powerful.

” Says Magul

.When you educate a woman like Magul you create communities with the potential for lasting economic and social growth.Magul says “Now I feel happy because my life condition is better than before, and I am able to send my children to school. I am so grateful to AADO for providing

of life skill training course.”Slide12

Carpentry Technical Vocational Education & training Atsmatullah was selling cigarettes and collecting scrap metal on the streets of Kabul before he was accepted into AADO’s carpentry project. He couldn’t afford schooling and wanted to help pull his family out of poverty

.Afghanistan’s street-working boys are some of the most vulnerable people in the country. Daily they are exposed to extreme risks and dangers in order to provide for their families.

“Everyone likes to help their family to get rid of poverty, and I never dreamed of how I would do this, but now I am learning something from carpentry and going to


Now it is possible that I could reach that dream.” Says AtsmatullahSlide13

Humanitarian ReliefWhen you’re living in an illegal displacement camp,

daily life is a struggle.Access to water is an enormous problem as is a lack of proper sanitation. Disease spreads quickly in camps with

small children often being the worst affected. Work is hard to find, and

most families do not get enough to

eat. Constantly worrying about feeding your family, the threat of eviction and dealing with the trauma of displacement takes a toll.AADO provides around 250 families with blankets and food during winter and times of severe crisis, and school books and solar lights to enable women and children access to education. Slide14

Financial Stewardship

AADO’s current donors and partners include: The Planet Wheeler Foundation, DAK foundation, Portland House Foundation, Cabrini Mission,

and Cubit

Family FoundationSlide15

Financial StewardshipSlide16

Key Objectives 2014 - 2016

Secure funding to launch the Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Project, training 720 smallholder farmers in horticulture, focused on female headed households, over 3 years;

Secure funding to train a further 400 Master Science Teacher Trainers across a further 8 provinces in Afghanistan, over 2 years;

Introduce more marketing activities focused at building a wider public funding and supporter base in Australia;

Establish a formal volunteer framework and employ a part-time a volunteer coordinator, to harness the skills and in-kind contributions of volunteers;Lobby the Australian government for increased funding opportunities for local, grassroots NGOs working in Afghanistan.Slide17