The USAID Partnership for Advancing Community-based Education in Afghanistan (PACE-A) project organized training for 17 emergency community-based education (ECBE) trainers from Hilmand, Kandahar, and Urzgan provinces. The training mainly focused on improving participants’ knowledge in supporting the ECBEs. The participants gained new methods on how to improve students’ reading skills. In addition, the trainers also obtained new knowledge on community mobilization such as how to convince people to establish school management committees to support education and sustain school operations.
Due to insurgent activity in the abovementioned provinces, the Ministry of Education-run schools have been closed, and there was no opportunity for students to continue their education. USAID installed the ECBE in areas where the populations have been displaced or threatened by displacement. In addition to the training, the teachers receive new skills and teaching methodology like how to attract students to actively participate in the learning process. Communities and parents were not seriously involved in school activities in the past.