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Japan pledges USD 20 million in aid to Afghan Education Ministry

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Japan pledges USD 20 million in aid to Afghan Education Ministry

afghan women literacyJapanese government has pledged USD 20.34 million in aid to Afghan Ministry of Education over the next three years for the implementation of the third phase of Enhancement of Literacy in Afghanistan Program.

With a grant from the Government of Japan, the Program is one of the largest literacy interventions under the framework of UNESCO’s Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) in Afghanistan, which was designated as the national framework for action to promote literacy.

The project began in 2008 and has provided education to about 600,000 Afghans, including women.

The third phase aims to target a total of about 400,000 men and women aged 15 or older and provides opportunities for them to learn how to read and write in Dari and Pashto, the official languages of the country.

“Literacy is an important key for social development of Afghanistan and Japan will continue to support Afghanistan in this regard,” said Japanese Ambassador to Afghanistan Hiroshi Takahashi at the signing ceremony.

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  1. Mehdi Barghchi PhD
    Mehdi Barghchi PhD 26 October, 2013, 08:06

    A very welcomed help for Afghanistan from Japan.

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