Afghan girls too poor for education

25th February 2011 at 00:00

Efforts to educate more girls in Afghanistan are being undermined by poverty in the war-torn country, aid agencies have warned. Girls are dropping out of school to help support their families and because their families are too poor to pay for transport and uniforms, a report by 16 charities, including Oxfam and CARE, has found. There are now 2.4 million Afghan girls enrolled in school compared with just 5,000 in 2001 - a 480-fold increase. But the report, High Stakes, says quality of education is still variable, school conditions are poor and half a million girls do not attend regularly. The charities interviewed 1,600 girls, parents and teachers in 17 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces.

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