The Royesh Program focused on training 7,000 women and girls who have not completed grade 12. The sessions enhanced their capabilities and equipped them with life and work skills to help them fully materializing their potential. Ultimately enabling them to take on leadership roles and contribute to Afghan Society in the social, economic, political, and cultural spheres.

The Royesh Curriculum was developed and launched in 2016 in coordination with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education. The Life and Work Skills Course, with an overarching theme of countering the gender imbalances in Afghan society, empowered women and girls to equally contribute to the development of Afghanistan. The Afghan Ministry of Education endorsed the Royesh curriculum and offered courses in high schools across five provinces— Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Balkh, and Nangarhar. More information on the Royesh Program can be found here. found here.