Qatar Fund for Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Afghan Ministry of Education regarding new commitments to support the out-of-school children’s education project in Afghanistan. This came during a meeting between His Excellency Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development, with His Excellency Mr. Habibullah Agha Haqqani, Minister of Education of Afghanistan. The project aims to enroll 30,000 students, of whom 50 percent are girls, to complete their primary education in several Afghan provinces. The joint project, which extends for three years, will enable most of the children who are not enrolled in schools and those in need, including girls and students with disabilities, as work and coordination will be done with community education schools to build and renovate classrooms and improve sanitation facilities, and it will also provide training for community teachers and include more teachers, and engaging key stakeholders to enroll students. His Excellency Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, Director General of Qatar Fund for Development, said: "We believe that education is one of the most important pillars for the prosperity of the least developed countries. Unfortunately, there are 3.7 million children out of school in Afghanistan today, 60 percent of them are girls. Through this agreement, we will target 30,000 students, 50 percent of whom will be girls. This is part From our vision to support equitable access to education for all". For his part, Mr. Fahad Al-Sulaiti, CEO of the Education Above All Foundation, the executing agency of the project, said: “The signing represents a milestone for the children of Afghanistan, and these projects will have a positive impact on the opportunities available to marginalized children in the country, and enable them to achieve a brighter future for themselves and their families.” This agreement affirms Qatar Fund for Development and Education Above All Foundation’s continued commitment to the sustainable development goals, with a focus on the fourth goal of the sustainable development goals. "Ensuring quality, equitable and inclusive education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all" by 2030.
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