Improving Nutrition for Afghan Students
There a host of issues facing postwar Afghanistan. Just like most postwar countries, Afghanistan is struggling to build a strong civil society. The country has made tremendous strides in improving education opportunities for children since the fall of the Taliban nearly 15 years ago. Children, especially young girls who were prohibited from schooling under the Taliban, have gained access to education. Despite the progress, enormous challenges remain. An area of increasing concern is malnutrition. An estimated 40% of children in Afghanistan are too small for their age due to lack of proper nutrition.
As a result, educational and agricultural experts are calling on the country to invest in food. The result could be transformational for Afghanistan’s economy and educational outlook. Read more about the plans for improving food and its potential effects on Afghanistan’s educational and civil society here.