Technology For Education
Afghanistan's public education system has made great strides over the past decade, as millions of girls and boys were enrolled in school, new teacher training colleges opened in every province, and the international community rallied to fund the rebuilding of the education sector. Yet significant challenges remain. The quality of education is marred by insufficient instructional time, poor quality textbooks, a lack of learning materials, labs and libraries, outdated teaching methods and unqualified teachers. There is no early childhood education in the public school system, and reading and math outcomes are alarmingly behind, with many children unable to read even in late primary.
We believe that information communication technology represents a powerful opportunity to address many of these challenges and to help Afghanistan leap ahead. We are innovating with technological tools to give teachers greater access to knowledge and information, and to help students develop 21st century skills. Click on the individual project links to learn about some of our efforts leading the way in tech for education in Afghanistan.