Archive for March, 2011

Afghans give back, donate $1 million to Japanese people affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami

Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BAN) reported today that a check for $1 million was given to Japan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, Rechero Takachi. The money will go towards helping the Japanese people affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. The money was handed over by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zalmai Rasool and Minister […]

March 30, 2011 · admin · 2 Comments
Posted in: Human Rights, Reconstruction and Development

Back to back victories for Afghanistan’s football (soccer) team!

Afghanistan played against Bhutan on Wednesday and today in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Challenge Cup 2012 pre-qualifying round. They easily defeated Bhutan 3-0 in the first game, and then in the second game, they shut them out once again with a score of 2-0. In the first game, all 3 goals from Afghanistan were […]

March 25, 2011 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

Afghan MMA fighter victorious once again!

Last night at the second round of the United Glory – 2010-2011 World Series in Belgium, Afghan MMA fighter and Shooto Light Heavyweight World Champion, Siyar Bahadurzada defeated John “The Natural” Alessio by way of a knock out (KO) punch in the first round.  The fight only lasted 90 seconds. “I’d like to thank each […]

March 20, 2011 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

Afghanistan’s National Museum To Be Expanded

In an effort to preserve Afghanistan’s cultural heritage, yesterday, in a ceremony held in the Nuristani room at the National Museum of Afghanistan, the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl W. Eikenberry, pledged $5 million to support the planning, designing and constructing of a new museum building. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information and Culture, headed by […]

March 16, 2011 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Cultural Heritage, Reconstruction and Development

3 New School Buildings To Be Built In The North and Teachers Get Pay Raise In Kandahar

Yesterday, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education announced that 2 new school buildings will be built in Afghanistan’s northern province of Takhar and another school building will be built in neighboring Kunduz province. In Takhar province, the new school buildings will be built for the Haji Pahlawan and Haji Abdul Satar Middle Schools, located in Barak district. […]

March 13, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

Afghan Woman Receives Global Award!

Today in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, the Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), received the inaugural Enterprising Women’s 2011 Global Women’s Hall of Fame award. Dr. Terry Neese, Founder of The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, presented Dr. Yacoobi the award at the 9th Annual Enterprising Women of the […]

March 11, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Health News, Human Rights, Women's Rights

New court building opened in Helmand; Construction projects on 2 factories begins and 2 new school buildings inaugurated in Herat

Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency reported today that construction work on a new building for the Helmand provincial court has finally been completed, and that an inauguration ceremony was held to celebrate the event. Muhammad Gulab Mangal, the provincial governor of Helmand province, attended the inauguration of the new building. The construction work had begun 2 […]

March 7, 2011 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

Further improvement in Afghanistan’s Health System: TB lab opened and clinic to be constructed

Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported yesterday that the first-ever tuberculosis (TB) laboratory was opened in the western province of Herat. The laboratory has the capacity to diagnose patients from five different provinces – Herat, Nimroz, Badghis, Farah and Ghor. The lab is part of the Herat Zonal Hospital, which took three years to complete at […]

March 4, 2011 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Laboratory and Library Inaugurated In Ghazni and Aid Given To Balkh Education Department

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education said today that a laboratory room and a library was inaugurated in the Amir Mohammad Khan High School in Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni.  Education officials, community leaders, teachers and students attended the ceremony.  The laboratory was provided with 166 instruments and the library was provided with 750 educational books. Meanwhile […]

March 2, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

Generous pledge from Japan to protect lives and livelihoods in Afghanistan

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) said yesterday that the government of Japan has signed an agreement with them in which $19 million dollars will be provided so that three eight-month projects can be completed that will protect lives and livelihoods in Afghanistan. According to a report from UNOPS: The first project will […]

March 1, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Environmental Issues, Human Rights, Reconstruction and Development