The Bayan High School for Girls is located in downtown Charikar City (some 70 km from the north of Kabul). The half century old school is situated on a main busy road connecting the city center to the neighboring district. Because the school had short boundary walls facing the road, traffic on the road caused enormous noise and safety problems.
To solve the issue, Integrity Club members put forward the issue before school’s Management Shura (council). After follow-ups by the Club, one of the local community members volunteered to pay $2000 to the school to increase the height of the walls. Haji Noor Agha, the school principal is very happy about the new addition in his school and said, “The students now can study in a secure environment since one of the major problems is solved.” Students were also happy for the new construction in their school since they can now focus on their studies more freely.
The school has 400 students and 17 teachers out of which seven are female. The school has a functional Integrity Club since last year. Integrity Clubs are student groups that were created by Integrity Watch in schools as an exit strategy after two years of the Community-Based Monitoring program that actively worked with communities to monitor schools and address their problems. The Clubs function independently of Integrity Watch now and have proven to be effective in solving issues in their schools.