New schools in Paktya and Nangarhar provinces

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Yesterday, Afghan and foreign officials inaugurated fifteen school buildings through out Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktya.В  According to Mihrabuddin Shafaq, an official from the province’s education department told the media that schools were built in the Chamkani, Dand-e-Patan, Aryoub Zazi and Jani Khel districts of Paktya.В  Funding for the projects were provided by the World Bank, United States, India and the Afghan government.

Also in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, a $192,500 sixteen room girls school was recently constructed.В  The school is in the Bihar village of Khugyani district.

In recent years, numerous schools have been built through out Afghanistan.В  There are now more Afghan children (both boys and girls) in school than ever in the history of the country. According to education ministry officials, there are plans to build many more schools, especially in the poorer provinces.

July 26, 2010   Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights