The Schools we Support
In Afghanistan primary school takes 6 years. After primary school children go to high school (maktabe motwaseta and lesa), which adds another 3 years. In total Afghan children go to school for 12 years. High schools are often located in another building than primary schools. In the final year of the lesa (12th grade) pupils receive a diploma (shahadat nama) certified by the educational inspection and a picture is made of every pupil who graduates. This diploma is very important in order to continue studying or to find a good job.
The University of Kabul has several faculties. Most studies take 4 years, except for the medical sciences, which is 6 years. Pupils who continue studying lower secondary education spend another 3 years in school, like for example in engineering schools “Jankalak, Michaniki Kabul Narsingschoo”. Education in Afghanistan is paid by the state.
The girls who went to school in the 1980s cannot be compared with the girls of today. The girls of the 1980s had full rights to education. Today’s girls go to school in fear. They never know what will happen tomorrow.