The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union, in cooperation with Tashkent, established an educational center for Afghans living in Uzbekistan.
According to the United Nations, the EU Knowledge Center operates in Termez city.
A UNDP statement stressed that the Centre is funded under the “enhancing capacities of Surkhandarya region to educate and train Afghan citizens” initiative, and is the outcome of a common effort by the EU, UNDP, and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Charlotte Adrian, the EU representative for Uzbekistan, said that this new initiative is part of the effort through which the EU provides support Afghan citizens who have been displaced and are away from their motherland for reasons out of their control.
She added, “We hope that the project implemented by the UNDP, our long-term partner, will ensure that Afghan citizens living in Uzbekistan benefit from gaining new knowledge and skills that will help them improve their livelihoods and support their families”
International organisations take new initiatives to educate Afghans outside Afghanistan at a time when inside the country, the Taliban has imposed serve restrictions on Afghan citizens, particularly women and girls across the country.
Girls have been banned from schools and universities, and according to human rights organisations, the Taliban has been slowly eradicating them from social life.