The Pandemic Halts Schooling for Afghan Students
Students in Afghanistan have lacked access to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, as schools have remained closed and the virus has not been controlled.
Aziz Royesh, a teacher and founder of the Marefat High School in Kabul and the 2020 CW4WAfghan Champion of Education award shares what is happening in an interview with Voice of America.
“The real tragedy is that over 3,000 students in Kabul who come from poor families simply do not have the ability to pursue online education during the pandemic when schools are closed,” said Aziz Royesh.
“They don’t have the internet or mobiles. And even if they did, Kabul has electricity for only a few hours a day,” he explained. Read the full story.