Playgrounds to be built in Wardak; Funding pledged for women’s empowerment

Thirty-six playgrounds will be built in Afghanistan’s central east province of Maidan Wardak, according to a report today from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for Maidwan Wardak’s provincial governor, told the news agency that 46 million Afghanis will be spent to construct these playgrounds. He added that they will be used for volleyball, football (soccer), and cricket games. The playgrounds will be built in Maidan Shar, the capital of the province, as well as in the districts of Syedabad, Nirkh and Jalrez. The work is expected to be completed in 3 to 4 months, according to the PAN report.

In other news, Khaama Press reported today that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $216 million for a women’s empowerment program in Afghanistan. According to the report, the program’s main goal is to boost female participation in Afghanistan’s economy. The program aims to provide better opportunities for Afghan women, so they can obtain leadership roles in both the political and private sectors.

October 17, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

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