The capacity building course creates new perspectives for students in remote villages and allows parents to make substantial savings.
Aqela, 12th grade in Nai Qala School shares her opinion on the capacity building course:
“I was very stressed about how to strengthen my scientific subjects to get ready for the admission exam for university; will I be able to attend the exam? I asked my parents if they could support me to go to a bigger town to get some additional study. But my parents could not support me financially.
By spring, I heard that NQA is providing such a course in our village. It was hard to believe. I had the feeling that I am flying. Yet this truly happened. The course took place and since then my life has filled with hope and determination! I have tried to attend every single class this semester. The feeling of responsibility is rising inside me: I must take this chance and succeed.
My dream is to work in the health sector to help my village and community. Health is one of the biggest problems and a huge challenge.”
In 2016, tutoring was provided in the village of Nai Qala to over 100 students in preparation for university entrance. The original goal was to tutor 46 girls and 34 boys, but more students became interested and benefitted from the project.
The training course has helped the community to save about USD 20’000 (which is the amount that would have been spent if all the children had been sent to a town for such a course, corresponding to USD 200 for each child).
A better standard of education means that more of our rural children, including girls, will have the chance to go to university.
In 2017, over 182 teenagers (120 girls and 62 boys) attended the tutoring class.
To know more on the capacity building and tutoring classes project, click here.