The Basic Education for Children and Women Survivors of Afghan Refugee Education in Iran was initiated by HAMI association and sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Iran since 2008.
Providing access to basic education for education of Afgans in Iran was based on achieving the Millennium Development Goals, such as achieving the right to basic education for all, reducing gender disparities in education, and providing cultural, social and Creating equal opportunities for the participation of girls .
Another goal was to increase women’s social and economic participation rates that have been the primary in all of HAMI the projects.
By implementing this plan, conditions were created to create a standardized educational environment, as well as to increase universal access and free from any discrimination in four urbanized cities of Tehran, Mashhad, Qom and Semnan for immigrant children and survivors.
Facilitating and promoting in order to maximize the right of education for immigrant children, is formulating an action plan and identify specific educational strategies.
To support the parents and children HAMI provide all educational services, among, health and counseling.
scientific research shows Challenges and problems related to Afghan children needs culture building and requires changing the traditional view of the family. for this reason, educating children in order to reduce the gender gap between Afghan girls and boys, and is the target in HAMI Educational centers.
Implementation of the Basic Education Program for refugee and immigrant women and children 2017-2018
The eleventh years of implementing the basic training plan by HAMI association in Tehran, Mashhad, Qom and Semnan, and after two years of adoption the Law of Registration the Immigrant and Refugee Children in Iran, HAMI is more strengthen than before and tries to improve its capacities for migrant children.
Unfortunately, we still encountered a large number of families whose children still remained at the doors of public schools.
the results of our studies that shows the factors and survival causes of enrollment in public schools and makes children come to HAMI s centers were identified as following reasons:
After an announcement for registration time at public schools, HAMI tried to complete its efforts to make a full support for encouraging refugee students to register in public schools, then HAMI accepted the students who for various reasons failed to enroll in public schools, and so on they could began their activities as follows:
- Facilitating to achieve the maximum number of registration and entry for refugee children to public schools through providing and identifying information, and challenges;
2- Identify and prepare Afghan refugee students who have not been able to access public schools for any reason;
- Provide basic education services to 306 students from the first to the sixth grades according to the official education system of the country;
- Providing advanced education for child labor and students who passed the proper age of school and to provide intensive educational services and to prepare them for returning to formal education;
5- provide Preschool classes for refugee children who are unable to afford courses due to financial problems;
- Promoting children aged 12 to 18 years by professional abilities to and prepare them by capacity-building plan and classes based on the interest of children such as English, computer, needlework, leather and embroidery, embroidery, painting and so on.;
- Educating plans for immigrant women and girls;
5- Provide secondary education for children s parents in the field of family health, life skills and parenting;
- Provide counseling services for students and parents;
- Provide medical care support services;
8- holding Recreation camps, ceremonies and celebrations, such as World Children’s Day, Reading, Working Tree, Night Yalda, Chaharshanbeh Suri, Nowruz, with the aim of right to play and happiness.
8- Provide student mobility services
- It should be mentioned here that despite the many economic difficulties and bottlenecks, the expenses to implement HAMI s plan has been financed from its credits, without any financial support.