Education is the bedrock of every society. It provides opportunities and shapes the future. Everyone, everywhere, has the right to access an education. Including girls, women and refugees. https://t.co/V71dCUQbt5
I met these incredible women colleagues in Jalalabad, #Afghanistan work tirelessly to meet the humanitarian needs of millions of vulnerable families affected by decades of conflict despite limitations on their free movement.
Their dedication is humbling. And an inspiration https://t.co/P5wYvBujuK
Last day in #Afghanistan - leaving with a heavy heart. Reflecting on the people and stories I've heard. The worsening economic and humanitarian situation is alarming. With the harsh winter around the corner life will get tougher. Families struggling to survive can’t be forgotten. https://t.co/S4ZGpxhvDK
Rafi, 21, is one of countless young Afghans struggling to overcome addiction. Through UNHCR's project to clean a vital irrigation channel he was able to earn money and stop using drugs.
We must support young people as they rebuild their lives after 4 decades of conflict. https://t.co/HJce4uU8cU
“If there is safety and security, our home country is the best place for us.”
Noor* is one of the Afghan women I’ve met who recently returned from Pakistan. Many are barely surviving and tragically, some are marrying their daughters as early as 12 to cope with their poverty. https://t.co/eVVmdMr6zG
Amina, 13 dreams of being a doctor. She knows she needs a degree. “My brother promised to teach me when I complete 6th grade. But even if he does, it’s not enough to make me a doctor."
Girls like Amina hope for secondary education. She’s determined despite the rollback of rights https://t.co/u3wwIkECDl
Shikh Mesri School built by @UNHCRAfg and #SFD is much more than bricks and mortar. It’s giving young girls in #Afghanistan a place to hope and dream.
Before students studied in tents. Afroz’s parents did not let her go to school. “We’re so happy to have a safe space to study” https://t.co/MEYPEwDSHY
In a school in Jalabad, I met extraordinary Afghan girls. None were shy. They spoke up &told me what they want for their future. Education is at the forefront of their minds.
12 year old Najiba asked that I tell the authorities that all girls deserve to pursue their education. https://t.co/pbXkNeGYi4