Education

Kunduz sets sights on building 100 new school buildings

The move will help improve education in the region as many students have been forced to study in open spaces because of damaged or destroyed facilities.

In 'preposterous' claim, ex-Taliban official says militants protected girls by denying their education

In reality, the Taliban acted out of ignorance and wanted to keep a generation of Afghans illiterate and malleable, religious scholars and education officials say.

Volunteers collect more than 8,000 books for Jalalabad public library

The campaign also raised about 100,000 AFN ($1,320) for the library to purchase additional books.

Taliban depriving thousands of Kunduz girls of an education

Besides denying girls access to schools, the Taliban hire their own teachers, monitor school attendance and provide their own curriculum.

Activist's bike journey spreads message of education across Afghanistan

Idrees Syawash, with a small library mounted to the back of his bicycle, plans to ride to every province to spread a message of literacy and education.

Public interest in educating girls grows in Parwan Province

More girls are enrolling in schools due largely because of the investments made by the Afghan government and its partners in the education sector.

Centre in Herat offers women opportunities to learn technology skills

Young women in Herat face serious restrictions to their access to internet cafes to work on school projects. The Bibi Sarai centre aims to address this issue and other technology issues facing women.

Taliban again close Logar schools in 'aggression against the public'

Tribal elders are trying to persuade the Taliban to stop hindering children from attending school, officials say.

Charmaghz library bus brings reading to Afghan children

The library bus stops at schools, parks and orphanages, serving as many as 300 children daily.

Takhar officials vow to resist Taliban's closure of schools

An operation is underway to clear areas under Taliban control to allow the province's 11,000 affected students to return to class, local officials say.