Children in Crisis

Community Based Education Project - Afghanistan

To provide a full primary education in three years for 300 out-of-school girls and boys at our 5 Community Based Education Centres in Kabul’s most deprived communities. To provide mothers and local women with the literacy and vocational skills to support themselves and their children's education.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1020488)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy




Years of conflict and poverty have significantly affected access to education in Kabul. Limited capacity in the education system has led to age-restrictions on enrolment at primary school, preventing older children, or those returning to the city after the conflict, from (re)starting their education. Additionally, many young women and mothers have missed out on an education completely and lack the skills, confidence, and opportunities to support their children and themselves.


Through this Big Give appeal, we are seeking the funds to support one of our five centres over a 12 month period. Through the accelerated learning programme run at the centres, the children will complete complete two years of primary school each year, thereby catching up on lost time and continuing onto secondary school where there are no age-restrictions on entry. Mothers and local women will attend literacy, vocational and financial classes, and sessions on health education and child rights.