Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in Aug. of 2021, the country has
been reeling from poverty, natural disaster, and isolation from the
Millions of people across Afghanistan continue to suffer for lack of basics, a
breakdown of infrastructure along with widespread hunger and disease.
The risk of Cholera and other contagious diseases, and the increasing
reach of famine threatens to undermine the basic well-being of generations
Add to that, the plight of women who have seen opportunities dwindle and
basic rights reduced to a limited indoor domestic subsistence. Across the
cities women & girls are unable to go to school and work which in turn has
decimated the role of NGOs who have had a major role in providing badly
needed help to Afghan people – all of which exacerbates the nation’s
Afghanistan’s literacy rate at the height of the US occupation was just over
50% for men and just under 30% for women. Today those rates have
plummeted while families endure starvation, unemployment and lack of
access to schools and jobs. Upwards of 90% of the Afghan population now
subsist below the poverty line, and according to a report by UNDP, those
numbers has risen to 97% by the end of 2022.
As a part of our commitment to offer educational resources to people
across Afghanistan we’ve partnered with ‘Herat Online School’, a UK-
based social impact nonprofit with the mission of empowering Afghan youth
through education. Formed by Angela Ghayour in response to Taliban’s
ban on girls’ education upon takeover of Afghanistan, ‘Herat Online School’
has set out to create equity in educational opportunity, encourage critical
thinking, and build capacity for Afghan youth to take control of their future.
We at ‘A More Balanced World’ consider this kind of partnerships as central
to the goal of expanding the spirit of a more just world and look forward to
collaborations at multiple levels between the two entities.
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