Qualified Female Teachers

The GETT Project: Gender Equity in Teacher Training to Improve Girls’ Education in Afghanistan is an innovative project to promote gender responsive teacher training colleges (TTCs) at the subnational level.

The goal of this project is to ultimately alleviate the chronic shortage of qualified female teachers. Our approach includes improving the capacity of TTCs to increase the capability and enthusiasm of female students to become effective teachers, and to encourage and support both male and female teachers in their practice to promote the participation of Afghan girls in formal education.

Generously funded through a multi-year grant from Global Affairs Canada (GAC), this project is a direct legacy of earlier support from GAC to our in-service teacher training work in Afghanistan, beginning in 2008. Funding for GETT is a continuation of Canada’s investments in teacher education in Afghanistan, and we’re thrilled to have this emphasis on sustainability, working in partnership with the Teacher Education Directorate of Afghanistan and public TTCs.

Note: As of early 2022, the funding for this project has been “paused” by Global Affairs Canada while CW4WAfghan identifies new opportunities for supporting teacher educators and teachers in countries near Afghanistan.  The project is expected to be fully operational again by September 2022.