[i] Trani, J.-F., E. Ballard, P. Bakhshi and P. Hovmand (2016). “Community based system dynamic as an approach for understanding and acting on messy problems: a case study for global mental health intervention in Afghanistan.” Conflict and health 10(1): 25.
[ii] Goldbaum, C. (2021). “Facing Economic Collapse, Afghanistan is Gripped by Starvation”. New York Times: Dec. 4th 2021. https://nyti.ms/3GbVUNM
[iii] Core life skills are decision making; problem solving; creative thinking; critical thinking; effective communication; interpersonal relationship skills; self-awareness; empathy; coping with emotions; and coping with stress. See UNESCO 2015. Education for All 2000–2015: Achievements and Challenges. Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges. Paris, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: 516.
[iv] The toolkit was developed for teachers by the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiatives (REPSSI) based in South Africa and the International Federation of the Red Cross-Red Crescent (IFRC) Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support in 2021. A hopeful, healthy, and happy living and learning toolkit. Guide for teachers. Copenhagen. 80p.
[v] The toolkit was developed for parents by the REPSSI and the IFRC: A Hopeful, Healthy, and Happy Living and Learning Toolkit. Parent-Caregiver Guide. 2021, IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support: Copenhagen. 45p.