Kazakhstan, EU, UNDP Expands Education Programme to More Afghan Women

Building on Kazakhstan’s 10-year $50m commitment to educate Afghans in Kazakh universities, a new joint programme between Kazakhstan, the European Union, and UN Development Programme will graduate 50 Afghan women with bachelor, graduate and technical degrees.

As per EU reporter, the students will be empowered to be net contributors to the future global economy that will put a premium on more specific technical skills.

The first cohort of students arrived in Kazakhstan in October to start an eight month-long English course, which will prepare them for Bachelor’s, Master’s and vocational education programs in Kazakh universities.

The initiative aims to provide educational opportunities for Afghan women, who face disproportionate barriers to education and employment compared to their men counterparts back home.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini announced in September in her video message to the regional conference in the Kazakh capital on empowering women in Afghanistan that the EU will provide $2.2 million for the programme.

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