Hussan Pari (21), a newly qualified Midwife at CWS/PA run clinic just outside Jalalabad, takes the blood pressure of a mother. Hussan has had a lifelong connection with CWS/PA having been born into one of their clinics as a refugee in Pakistan, had her inoculations there, treated when she was sick and now works with them in this clinic.
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Thirty years of chronic instability and conflict, and the almost complete lack of educational opportunities for children under the Taliban, have had a dramatic impact on childrenâs education and well-being in Afghanistan. There are now 2.4 million Afghan girls enrolled in school, compared to just 5,000 in 2001. While the numbers are encouraging, Afghan girls still face many barriers to receiving an education. The quality of education is highly variable, school conditions are often poor and nearly half a million girls who are enrolled do not regularly attend school. With support from Act for Peace, CWS â P/A aims to increase and strengthen girlsâ participation and their retention in education, and improve the quality of teaching and learning in primary schools in the Qarghayi district in Laghman province and Surkhrood district in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.