Qatar is aiding Afghan women for the development of post-war society. Sixteen years after the US-led military intervention that deposed the Taliban regime, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls are out of school. The country’s security has deteriorated. Resultantly, progress toward the target of enrolling all girls in school may be reversing. Creating a drop in girls’ education in Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan, 41% of all schools are without a physical structure. Many children, especially girls, live too far away from the nearest school to be able to attend. Due to harmful gender norms that do not respect or permit girls’ education, they are often held at home. To tackle this issue Qatar has initiated a vocational programme.
Qatar to Finance Vocational Training Programme for Afghan Women’s
Subsequently, A vocational training programme for Afghan girls and women will be funded by two Qatari public development institutions. To help them meet the needs of the job market.
Subsequently, According to a Doha-based media outlet, the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the Digital Citizen Fund (DCF) has signed a grant agreement to finance the vocational training initiative. Which took place via video conference.
As reported, Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater and Saeed Mubarak al-Khayareen, Qatar’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, were present at the signing ceremony.
Aim of the Programme
Furthermore, the Qatar training will cover the most significant skill enhancements. This will help Afghanistan’s labour market growth. Including such job skills, personal skills, and financial and business management skills.
According to Qatar News Agency, the agreement will play a major role. Particularly, in shedding light on women and girls. It aims to provide Afghan women and girls with high-quality training and technology.
Moreover, 1200 women and girls ranging in age from 14-24 years, will be able to join the workforce thanks to a training programme focusing on business and entrepreneurship skills.
Lastly, the Qatar programme will have a long-term effect by lowering poverty rates and improving Afghan women’s and girls’ economic prospects.