Enabling entrance to university (2)

After the successful capacity-building project at Zeera Gag, Nai Qala has carried out its tutoring program in the village of Tagab Barg.

Tagab Barg school is having a positive impact on lives in the village. It is a reward for the community which continues to be supportive of their girls’ education.

The first step of Nai Qala’s objective for Tagab Barg – to provide over 600 girls with basic education in a proper environment – has been achieved but Nai Qala needed to provide additional support with enhanced education to help these students develop their skills and find job opportunities. In practical terms, we returned to Tagab Barg school with a dedicated set of tuition courses to help students obtain higher marks and prepare for the Kankor university entrance examination. Over 182 teenagers (120 girls and 62 boys) registered for the course.

Amena is 16 years old and is in 12th grade at Tagab Barg school. Here she holds the course material she has received from NQA for the preparation course for the national university entrance examination. Amena told us:

“I am coming from one of the villages in the Tagab Barg’s region. From my family, 4 of us are coming to school, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. We are very much encouraged by our parents and community. I am very excited to attend such a course to allow me progress further in my education. My dream is to become journalist. I believe that through communication and awareness I can help my community who lives in isolation. … Through the media I can keep my community aware of what is going on beyond our isolated village, and at the same time I can bring the voice of my people to the world to tell everyone that we exist and we have dreams and ambition”.