School building for girl’s high school inaugurated

Jowzjan Province

According to a press release issued today by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education, a school building constructed for a girl’s high school in the district of Aqcha in Afghanistan’s northern province of Jowzjan was inaugurated today by Afghan officials.

The building was constructed on government land, and most of the funding was provided by a Swedish organization, with 10% coming from the people of the area. The total cost of the project, which took 8 months, was US $150,000.В  The one story building has 8 classrooms, 4 administrative rooms, and 10 restrooms.В  It will meet the educational needs of many female students in the area.

August 23, 2010   Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights