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 ...
Over half of Malian children do not complete their primary education. Girls in particular often stop going to school after a few years. By offering bridging arrangements for basic schooling and vocational training, HELVETAS gives ...Continue
It is a tough task for smallholder farmers in Guatemala to feed their families. With help from HELVETAS, young men and women from smallholder farming families learn to develop new avenues for employment and income.Continue
Kosovo is a very young republic where citizens still lack full confidence in their authorities. HELVETAS supports 9 municipalities to strengthen their management capacities while promoting equal opportunities for both Albanian and ...Continue