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Young Afghan girl wins prize in international WFP Children’s Design Competition

Artwork by Mariam Ahmadi has been named as one of the winners in the international WFP Children’s Design Competition for 2017, organized by the United Nations World Food Program. The winning design portrays Miriam’s experience of her school in Badghis

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1,200 chalk boards for 185 schools in Baghlan Province

The Afghan-German Cooperation handed over 1,200 new chalkboards to 185 schools in 15 districts of Baghlan province. More than 80,000 students will now benefit from classrooms equipped with proper boards. The German government funded the activity at a total cost

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New Engineering College for 720 students opens in Balkh

A new engineering college, accommodating up to 720 students,  has been officially opened in Balkh province. Located at the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) campus in Takhta-Pul in the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif, the college is built at

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Kabul’s German-supported schools start a new admission process

German-supported schools in Kabul: the Amani boys’ school, the Lycée Jamhuriat and the Aishe-e Durani girls’ school, started their admission process for future students. During the upcoming eight days 190 fourth grade applicants will be assessed through a computer-based test.

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90 schools in Kunduz province receive 1,000 chalkboards

The German government funded purchase of 1,000 new chalk boards worth nearly AFN 3 million for 90 schools in seven districts of Kunduz The boards have been distributed during the last two weeks and are now available to over 135,000

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New school for more than 3,000 students in Kunduz Province

A newly constructed school building was handed over to the local government in Kunduz’ Khanabad district by the Afghan-German cooperation. The Ahmad Shah Massoud High School now offers a good learning environment for more than 3,000 students. The German government

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China to provide USD 58mn for Afghanistan education sector

The Chinese government pledges to grant USD 58mn for the development of Afghanistan’s education sector. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between Afghan Education Minister Asadullah Balkhi and Economic Attaché at the Chinese Embassy in Kabul,

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Sakeena Yaqoubi receives the WISE prize for her contribution to Afghanistan’s education

Sakeena Yaqoubi, popularly known as Afghanistan’s mother of education, received the 2015 World Innovation Summit Education (WISE) prize for Education Laureate. Founder and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), Dr. Yaqoubi has spent two decades working persistently

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A school in Helmand gets a new building

The foundation stone of a new building for Loi Bagh primary school in Naad Ali district of Helmand province was laid on Saturday. The one-story building will consist of eight classrooms, two administration offices, a drinkable water well and other

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New school in Hamdard village offers opportunities for children of refugees and internally displaced families

A new school was opened for up to 520 children from internally displaced families (IDPs) and host community families living in the township of Hamdard, near Mazar-e Sharif, the capital of Balkh province. The school is located in the village’s

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A hospital and 3 schools inaugurated in Takhar with German support

A new hospital and three schools were officially declared open and handed over to Takhar province on Thursday. In Rustaq district, the new Central Hospital with 50 beds was handed over to the province’s Department of Public Health (DoPH). The

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Afghan landowner dedicates his land for building a school

A local resident from Qala Naw of Badghis Province dedicated 1.5 acres of his land to the Afghan Ministry of Education to build a school on. The land will be used by the Education Ministry to build a secondary school

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Workshop on girls’ education held for Afghan Ministry of Education officials

On Sunday, June 9, staff members of the Teacher Education Directorate (TED) at the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE) attended a workshop facilitated by the Basic Education Program for Afghanistan (BEPA) in Kabul. The 25 Participants analyzed how they could

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UNESCO committed to support Education in Afghanistan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO) has given their commitment to support the education sector of Afghanistan. Director-General at UNESCO Irina Bokova asked the people of Afghanistan, during her visit in Kabul, to promote education especially for

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Aga Khan Foundation donates facilities to vocational school of commerce

The Aga Khan Foundation has donated chairs, desks and other necessary items to the vocational school of commerce in the capital city of Baghlan, Pul-e-Khumri. Director of the institute, Pashtana Naremgoi-Arash, thanked the Foundation for its support and called on

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UNICEF gives USD 68mn in aid to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education

A contract worth USD 68mn was signed between Afghanistan’s Education Minister Farooq Wardak and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday. According to Mr. Wardak, USD 33mn of the aid amount would be spent during the current academic year,

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Afghan female governor wants to bring a change

Saira Shakeeb Sadat wants to bring change to Khwaja Dukoh, her district in northern Jawzjan Province. This place, though isolated, was always blessed with peace and security; however, the isolation did mean the aid money did not make its way

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Afghan government must work to reopen schools-Afghan Women Coalition

With the approach of the new academic year, Afghan Women Coalition urged the government to make efforts towards reopening of schools that have been shut down due to security issues. Many children have been deprived of education in several provinces,

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Building for girls’ school inaugurated in Kunar, eastern Afghanistan

Funded by Indian government, a newly-constructed building for girls’ high school was inaugurated in the eastern Province of Kunar. Costing 8mn AFN, the building has a capacity of 900 students, with 10 classrooms and four administrative rooms, said Education Director

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No region in Afghanistan would be without a school by 2014

Ministry of Education said that by 2014 all Afghan children, who have met the admission requirements, would be enrolled in schools. The ministry has promised that in the next two years schools would be open for every Afghan child and

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Afghan Parliament Approves Plans for Maintaining Women Education

Plans designed to increase and sustain training and education of Afghan girls in schools and universities have been passed by the parliament on Saturday. A number of MPs aim to bring up the percentage of women receiving higher education to

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