Gulmaki network is a project to reduce girl’s school dropout and enhance girl’s enrollment and access to education at the secondary level in Kabul (Chahar Asyab and Khak Jabar, Nangarhar (Behsud and Sorkhrud) and Parwan (Jabulseraj and Chaharikar) provinces. This project starts on 1st of march 2019 and will ended on 28th February 2022.
This project will enable girls in secondary level to continue their education and prevent drop outs after receiving counselling and support. One of the project activities is creation of coordination hub in each province that will oversee the coordination of advocacy champs group meetings and awareness session for target population of the project. these hubs will be used to facility meetings to increase awareness of the community members, encourage more families to let their daughter continue their education to the higher levels, discuss existing community problems. These hubs will be established in the community center or within the school building were relevant parties can hold meetings.
The main purpose of creation of coordination-hub in all three districts are;
1- Coordination hub will act as connecting bridge between parents and school shuras (PTAs) and to district council.
a) Establishing regular meeting with relevant parties for advocacy purposes.
b) Communicate the results with the relevant higher government authorities.
2- Connect all regular meeting parties to the governor office of each district who in turn can pave the ground for further improvements on girl’s education in coordination with all other government agencies and stakeholders.
3- GN champion will conduct initial meetings with community leaders, parents and teachers to introduce the purpose of project advocacy meetings and their involvement in targets districts.
4- AWEC intends to share challenges and problems outlined by the local advocacy groups with ACBAR, national and international NGOs.