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.В  The 2-story building has officially been inaugurated.В  The new building has 10 classrooms, 4 administrative rooms, a solar power system to provide electricity, and the school has also been given tables and chairs for the students. Officials said that the new building took one year to complete at a cost of $262,000, which was provided by the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). Both boys and girls attend this school.

Today, in a ceremony held in Afghanistan’s northern province of Jowzjan, Basat Ozturk, the Turkish ambassador to Afghanistan, laid the foundation stone for a new building that will be built for a girls school in the provincial capital of Shiberghan. The building will be constructed over one acre of land, and it will be 2-stories.В  It will have 16 classrooms, four administrative rooms, a computer lab and a hall. The cost of the building construction will be $370,000, and it will be provided by the government of Turkey.В  They will also give $40,000 so that school can have carpets, chairs, tables and other necessary things. The project is expected to be completed in six months.

October 11, 2010   Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights