The GETT Project: Gender Equity in Teacher Training to Improve Girls’ Education in Afghanistan (the “GETT” project), funded by Global Affairs Canada, was originally an innovative project to promote gender responsive teacher training in four provinces in Afghanistan.
From 2019 to 2021, the project focused on increasing the number of female teachers in Afghanistan and supporting the participation of Afghan girls in formal education.
After the fall of Kabul in 2021, this project was suspended.
GETT Project: Phase 2
In March 2023, through the commitment of Global Affairs Canada, GETT was partially reinstated (“Phase 2”) to allow CW4WAfghan to complete the development of training programs initiated in 2020–2021. GETT: Phase 2 will create a series of online educator courses that will be located on the Darakht-e Danesh Academi (Knowledge Tree) platform.
By partnering with local organizations in Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Turkey, CW4WAfghan will attract hundreds of Afghans, including teachers, aspiring teachers, and other educators, to take online courses.
Teaching and learning online is now standard practice around the world. GETT courses will teach course participants computer literacy skills, online safety (e-safety), how to teach online, and how to use resources on the internet to teach students in classrooms.
Teachers will also learn skills for creating inclusive and gender-responsive learning spaces to support better all Afghan students, including those facing mental health challenges. A basic English course will also be available for Afghans planning to resettle in an English-speaking country. The courses are free, mobile device compatible, and available to anyone who wants to learn.
Access the courses in English, Farsi/Dari, and Pashto at https://courses.darakhtdanesh.org