From the American People
The LCEP-2 project aims to improve the livelihoods of urban and rural populations across 20 provinces of Afghanistan through an integrated literacy and productive skills program. All participants acquire core literacy skills through a specially designed six-month curriculum, and then have access to small loans through a network of 14,000 Self Help Groups, the majority of which are managed by highly motivated women. LCEP-2 learners can opt for apprenticeship training or for learning practical skills linked to local market demands given by skilled mentors from the local communities. Of the 15,000 young people who have participated in apprenticeships, at least 50% have already found employment. LCEP-2 includes an innovative ‘Skills for Employment’ module for 20,000 profoundly disadvantaged young people that promotes the concept of active citizenship, and that provides training in budgeting, communications, new technology, healthy lifestyles and working with local authorities. To date LCEP-2 has enrolled more than 223,100 learners, 60% of whom are women. Approximately 37% of LCEP-2 participants are from vulnerable communities that include internally displaced people, handicapped people, landless nomads, and women who run households on their own.
LCEP Fact Sheet
Greek Assistance to Education and Water Supply Projects in Afghanistan
15 August 2010
From August 3-4, USAID’s Learning for Community Empowerment Program (LCEP-2) organized a two-day stocktaking workshop in Kabul. Sixty-five community leaders and village facilitators from ten...
15 June 2010
Panjsher Province, Afghanistan
A crowd of more than 80 gathered in Qalat Ruy Deh Village in Panjsher Province on June 9 to witness the grand opening of the...
15 December 2009
USAID’s community-based Learning for Community Empowerment Program (LCEP-2) addresses the root causes of poverty and unemployment by integrating literacy education with economic empowerment training. Recently,...
In The News
28 September 2010
ښاغلی ولس مشر کرزی او د امریکی د متحده ایالاتو سفیر ښاغلی آیکن بیری نن د نړیوالو مامورینو د یو کوربه سره یو ځای په...
رئیس جمهورحامد کرزی همراه با سفیرایالات متحده محترم کارل آیکنبیری در یک محفل میزبانی کارمندان بین المللی به منظور تجلیل از پیشرفت های بدست آمده...
President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry joined a host of international officials today to celebrate progress made toward literacy in Afghanistan. ...
23 May 2013
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