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Expansion of World Bank EQUIP project in Afghanistan
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Feb '08
The World Bank approved two grants totaling US$50 million to increase equitable access to quality basic education, especially for girls, and provide vocational education and training opportunities.

The Second Education Quality Improvement Program (US$30 million) is an expansion of the World Bank $B!G (Bs ongoing Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP), which provide teacher training and grants directly to communities.

These funds are used for the rehabilitation of school buildings and for accessing quality inputs such as teaching and learning materials through Provincial Education Departments.

Since inception in 2004, the program supported the establishment of some 2,480 School Management Committees. These committees, which consist of parents and community representatives, have used block grants to rehabilitate over 500 school buildings in ten provinces.

In addition, these committees, with technical support from relevant education departments, have implemented quality improvement activities such as teacher training, additional teacher support supervision, educational materials and supplies, supplementary readers $B!G (B toolkits, workshops and seminars.

"Beyond the major achievement of enrolling almost six million children in school, the challenges in education sector remain daunting," said Scherezad J. Monami Latif, World Bank Senior Education Specialist and Project Team Leader.

"An estimated 11 million Afghans areilliterate and nearly half the school age population remains out of school with significant gender and provincial disparities. A massive skill deficit cuts across all institutions in Afghanistan, from principals to teachers, and from managers to skilled labor force.


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