Archive for October, 2010

Agreement signed to build 3 schools in Takhar province

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education issued a press release yesterday that an agreement has been signed with the Aga Khan Foundation to build 3 schools in Afghanistan’s north eastern province of Takhar. Abdul Jabar Taqwa, the governor of Takhar province, education officials, and representatives from the construction companies that will build the schools were present during […]

October 31, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

Agreement signed to get more Afghans access to clean water and sanitation

Yesterday, the Afghan government signed an agreement with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in which $52 million will be spent on getting Afghans in poor communities throughout the country access to clean water and sanitation. The agreement, Memorandum of Understanding on the Crucial Clean Water Pact, was signed by U.S. Embassy Deputy Ambassador […]

October 31, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Environmental Issues, Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Building for a girls high school to be built in Badakshan; Laboratory inaugurated for high school in Ghazni

Afghanistan’s ministry of education issued press releases this week in which they announced that a stone laying ceremony was held for a new building that will be built for a girls high school in Afghanistan’s north eastern province of Badakshan, and a laboratory has been built for a high school in the province of Ghazni. […]

October 29, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

Afghanistan To Establish Food Quality Testing Labs

Yesterday, Tolo news reported that Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said that food quality testing labs will be established in the provinces of Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar and Balkh. The purpose of these four labs will be to prevent the importing of low-quality conserved food and agricultural products. The labs will also play […]

October 27, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

School for Blind Established In Herat; 2 Girls High Schools In Jowzjan Get Water System

Yesterday, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education issued a press release stating that a school for the blind has been established in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat. This is now the second school for the blind in Afghanistan, the other is in Kabul. This school has grades 1 to 4 and will teach students Braille as well as other important […]

October 24, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Human Rights, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Afghan entertainers put on concert for Afghan soldiers

In order to boost the morale of the Afghan troops, some popular Afghan entertainers like Seeta Qasemi, Wajeha Rastagar, Ahmad Fanoos, and Shafiq Mureed put on a concert for them late last week.  The concert was held in the Kabul Military Training Center, and more than 5,000 soldiers and support staff were in attendance. Below […]

October 24, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Security in Afghanistan

2 new buildings inaugurated in Bamiyan province

Yesterday, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education issued a press release stating that 2 new buildings were inaugurated in Afghanistan’s central province of Bamiyan.  The release stated that education officials, community leaders, students and teachers were present at the inauguration ceremony. One of the buildings is for the Agricultural Vocational High School.  Construction on the building took […]

October 21, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Development projects completed in Samangan, projects started in Zabul, and 116 Afghans graduate in Kunar with skills needed to help develop their country

15 development projects were recently completed in the Aibak district of Afghanistan’s northern province of Samangan, according to a NATO news release today. The release stated that “the projects included the construction of two water tanks, the digging of four wells, gravelling of more than 125 miles of rural roads, brick-lining more than 1,900 meters […]

October 19, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

Another knockout for Afghan MMA fighter!

Today in Amsterdam at the United Glory Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing World Series, Afghan MMA fighter and Shooto Light Heavyweight World Champion, Siyar Bahadurzada defeated Derrick Noble in the first round via a TKO (Technical Knock out).  TKO stands for technical knock out and it is when the referee stops a fights after seeing […]

October 16, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

23 more midwives graduate in Badakhshan

In an effort to reduce the maternal mortality rate (the death of a woman during or shortly after a pregnancy) in Afghanistan, the country’s health ministry is pushing for more training for Afghanistan’s midwives. Earlier this week, in Afghanistan’s northern province of Badakhshan, 23 trained midwives graduated from the Badakhshan Community Midwifery Education School, according […]

October 13, 2010 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Health News

New school building completed in Kunar and another to be built in Jowzjan

Late last week, Afghan education officials announced that construction work on a new building for a school in the Jaba area of Narai district in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar has been completed.  The 2-story building has officially been inaugurated.  The new building has 10 classrooms, 4 administrative rooms, a solar power system to provide […]

October 11, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Report: Afghans victorious in karate tournament

Yesterday, Afghan karate fans joined by members of parliament, 2 governors, and a delegation from the National Olympic Committee welcomed Afghanistan’s national karate team at the airport as they returned home from South Africa, reported Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) today.  The team had participated in an international event, where teams from 35 different countries were […]

October 7, 2010 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Afghan Sports News