Following the recent developments, all schools and universities were closed to girls and women and Taliban opposed co-education system. An educational center was established by a private fund in Badakhshan.
This educational center for women was established in female Neswan u Jihad high school in Faiz Abad capital city of Badakhshan province.
The center is run by Mrs. Amena.
She said the educational center is devoted to women to help them not to lose track of learning.
As she said the educational center serves as a convenient learning place for all girls deprived of attending schools as well as to help talents to flourish.
Mohammad Zaher Zahed, a math teacher in the institute, informs of news steps to meet the needs of needy persons.
“Women and girls can enjoy big discount when taking “math, English, sciences, calligraphy and rhetorical” courses here.” Mr. Mohammad added
In addition, those really needy persons unable to pay the fees, can receive free education.
Women in Badakhshan welcoming the opening of the institute described it a step forward. Maryam and Fariba, two learners in the institute, are satisfied with the opening of the institute due to its being cheap and close to their residing places, but called for more such an institute for women.
They also complain about Taliban opposing to co-education caused delay in women education.
Taliban provincial officials emphasized they are not against women and girls` education, but working on a system based on Islamic Emirate principles.
Prior to Taliban takeover, there were mixed classes in all institutes in Badakhshan.