The state of schooling in Afghanistan is alarming. Only a third of the population can read and write, very few teachers have any official training and, after 20 years of war, about 80% of all school buildings lie in ruins.Continue
Community bakeries conserve scarce ground vegetation
The deforestation of hillsides in central Afghanistan is destroying the very basis of local livelihoods. Large quantities of wood are required if every family bakes its own bread. The community bakeries introduced by Helvetas Swiss ...
The Participatory Forest Management Project supports the formation of community forest management groups throughout Bhutan. These groups manage their forests and market forest products to improve their livelihoods.Continue
It isn’t just a drop in the ocean. In Kyrgyzstan, HELVETAS has been broadening people’s knowledge about agriculture and helping farmers to introduce water-saving irrigation techniques, increasing productivity and farmers’ income at ...Continue
Many young people in Nepal have no professional or vocational training and therefore cannot find remunerative employment. Short, practice-oriented training courses and support for setting up their own business helps young people to ...Continue