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The story of Zahra, an Afghan student in Kazakhstan

We’ve been here in Kazakhstan for 1 month. In this time, we didn’t hear any sound of explosion, which was a pleasure for us.

Zahra

About the project

The EU is funding this UNDP project supporting young women from Afghanistan to attend Central Asian universities and help break disproportionate barriers to education and employment back home. ‘Supporting the economic empowerment of Afghan women through education and training in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan’ is a 6-year programme which started in 2019.

By May 2025, 50 Afghan women will have been awarded scholarships to pursue degree studies in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

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