Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Two new schools have been built in Northern Afghanistan for nearly 2000 children

The Afghan-German cooperation inaugurated and handed over two newly built schools in Northern provinces of Afghanistan Takhar and Kunduz to the local governments. The school in Takhar offers space to about 400 children in the area, while the one in Kunduz province is available to 1,400 students. Until now, classes were taking place in tents in an open area. Lessons were affected by the rain, cold, heat, wind and snow. The new schools provide an environment that allows children of the provinces to receive sound education which will prepare them properly for the future. The new school buildings consist of fully furnished classrooms, administrative rooms and water wells that offer healthy drinking water to students and teachers. Furthermore, a boundary wall encircles each school, ensuring safety to all students and teachers. The costs for the new schools amount to AFN 42 million with technical and financial support from the German government via the Stabilization Program for Northern Afghanistan (SPNA). The local District Development Assembly (DDA) and the Department of Education jointly decided to build these schools based on the District Development Plan (DDP). The program SPNA is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, managed by the German KfW Development Bank and implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in partnership with the French Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED).