The Challenges Faced by Afar Youth

Many families across the  Afar Triangle are struggling. Parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. Financially strapped families often struggle with how they will be able to purchase all the necessary supplies in time for the start of the school year. Families in rural areas are specially hit hard my this. 

Kids from poor families have many hurdles to overcome. Working hard and staying in school offer a glimmer of hope for a better future. But staying in school is difficult if you don’t have the right supplies. Kids may already feel out of place, and showing up without the proper supplies just makes them feel worse and like they just don’t have what it takes to succeed. Studies  have shown that starting the school year with the necessary school supplies promotes learning, boosts self-esteem, and helps keep kids in school.

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The majority of youth in the Afar community, notwithstanding various social and economic challenges, can make a very critical contribution to addressing the plight of our people in the diaspora and within the Afar Triangle. And education can play a major role in addressing those issues. Today across the Afar Triangle access to quality educated for the Afar is limited do to families financial troubles and the government’s neglect of the Afar people.