Part one of the project completed implementation in March 2021
The six-member consortium project Steps Towards Afghan Girls’ Education Success (STAGES) provides education for girls and boys through community-based education (CBE) classes, in 1,078 communities across 16 provinces.
The project establishes primary and lower secondary CBE classes and accelerated learning programme classes in remote communities. By March 2021, the project had supported 24,830 marginalised girls and it will continue to support an additional 5,640 by March 2022. Classes are complemented by additional activities including training of teachers and school management councils (school shuras), renovation of schools and classrooms, as well as the provision of school equipment, facilities, learning resources, and remedial support for struggling students.
In November 2019, STAGES added a cohort of 5,660* girls, with a specific focus on reaching some of the most marginalised in the Afghan context. This additional cohort follows the same CBE model and will close in March 2022**.
*Numbers to be verified at baseline
**An additional year to the original cohort