Education is one of the most powerful empowering instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and allows for economic growth and development of a nation. Adult literacy plays a great role in particular as it improves the lives of the poor by improving the quality of health, raising livelihoods, enabling one to actively take part in the activities of the society and it contributes to the overall happiness and general well being. According to UNESCO currently, Afghanistan’s youth and adult literacy rate is less than 50%, making it one of the worst nations in the world.
It is estimated that 75% of the population live in rural areas with about 50% below the age of 18. Afghanistan has thus one of the highest proportions of school age children in the world. Despite the remarkable progress in primary enrolment made between 2003 and 2007, 60% of children still remain out of school. The high numbers of out-of-school children and youth, gender and rural/urban disparities, low quality of education are factors that lead to a poor and low quality of life.
Approximately 42% or five million of the estimated 12 million school-aged children and youth do not have access to education. HRM believes that No child or young adults should remain deprived of education in Afghanistan, no matter how poor or underprivileged.
The HRM and AMWO Educational programme is a unique and safe education programme which sponsors university students. It provides scholarships, grants and also provides free accommodation.
Currently 25 students are enrolled into our Educational Programme and we provide food, accommodation and pay their tuition fees.
Our aim is to expand this and sponsor even more students but that can only happen with your support.