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Canada concerned about embezzlement in aid project to Afghanistan

The Canadian government is investigating an aid project which helps Afghan children to return to school after the results of a report pointed to alleged corruption within the Afghan Ministry of Education. A report on January 9, 2016 by Afghanistan’s

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UAE supports Afghanistan in various sectors

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has contributed over USD 400mn in security, economics, humanitarian and development assistant to Afghanistan, according to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The following are the areas where the UAE has contributed

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‘Way of Pen’ society rallies to reopen schools in Kandahar

A society named ‘Way of Pen’ has launched a campaign in Spin Spoldak district of southern Kandahar province to reopen schools. Matiullah Wesa, founder of the ‘Way of Pen’ society, initiated the campaign via social media in a remote area

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Sports equipment for 18 schools in Kabul & Mazar-e Sharif

The Afghan-German Cooperation has funded sports equipment to eight girls’ school in Kabul and another ten schools in Mazar-e-Sharif. About 27,000 female students are enrolled in the schools that obtained sports equipment and will benefit from advanced physical education classes.

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Two schools opened in northern Afghanistan with German support

The Afghan-German cooperation inaugurated and handed over two newly built schools in Northern Afghanistan to the local governments: one school in Khaja-Ghar, Takhar and a second one in Aliabad, Kunduz this week. The school in Takhar offers space to more

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New education facilities open in Kunduz

The Afghan-German cooperation handed over three newly constructed buildings to the local government in Kunduz province: two schools in Dashti Archi and Chardara districts, and a new teacher training college in Imam-Sahib district. Built at a total cost of about

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New school for more than 300 children opened in Rustaq, Takhar

A newly constructed secondary school in Rustaq district, Takhar, officially opened its doors for up to 313 students on Sunday. The school consists of eight fully furnished classrooms, four administrative rooms, a computer lab and a laboratory. Furthermore, a solar

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Public library and two dormitories improve learning conditions in Baghlan

A public library and two university dormitories for men and women have been opened in Baghlan to help improve education in the province. Funded by the Germany government, the new facilities worth 70mn AFN offer students from rural areas the

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UK to provide £9m to support rural Afghan girls’ education

The United Kingdom has pledged to grant 9 million pounds to support girls’ education in rural areas of Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between British ambassador to Kabul, Karen Pierce, and Afghan Education Minister Asadullah Hanif Balkhi

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How to design school buildings – architects, engineers and education experts explore best practices

Schools and the way they are built influence the ability of teachers and students alike to teach and learn. With many schools in Afghanistan still lacking proper facilities, education authorities are addressing the question of the best environment for schoolchildren

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Afghan teacher in the Top 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize

Afghan Teacher, Azizullah Royesh, has made it to the top 10 finalists for Global Teacher Prize of Varkey Foundation. Royesh has been named in the top 10 finalists out of 5,000 nominees for the prestigious prize which is worth one-million

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Germany pledges AFN 196 million for new school construction program in Badakhshan

The Afghan-German Cooperation officially launched a new program for school construction in Badakhshan province. In cooperation with the Afghan Ministry of Education, the German Government has offered technical and financial assistance to help the ministry and education departments in Badakhshan

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4 schools, a teacher training center and a hospital inaugurated in Kunduz

As part of its stabilization program for northern Afghanistan, the Afghan-German Cooperation handed over six newly constructed buildings to local government in several districts of Kunduz province on Sunday. Four schools opened in Kunduz city and in the districts of

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Global Partnership for Education agrees on USD 100mn for Afghanistan

Note: This article has been revised for accuracy. The Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) at its meeting in December agreed on an indicative allocation of USD 100mn to which Afghanistan can apply. The Afghanistan Ministry

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TVET schools open doors to Afghanistan’s apprentices in cooperation deal supported by Germany

This week, a new agreement set to modernize Afghanistan’s Oustad-Shagerdi or traditional apprenticeship system was signed between Assif Nang, Deputy Minister of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Hassan Sepahi, Chairman of the Federation of Afghan Crafts and Trade

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Education Ministry has made noticeable progress over the past 13 years: Minister Farooq Wardak

Addressing Kabul’s Social Council on Saturday, Minister Farooq Wardak reflected on the achievements of the Education Ministry over the past 13 years. The Education Ministry has had noticeable accomplishments over the past 13 years. The international community has appreciated this

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Computer lab established for Afghan girls High School in Khoshi District

Afghanistan’s leading private telecom company, Roshan, established a computer for the Khoshi District Girls High School. Utilizing advocacy skills gained through USAID-sponsored training, the Khoshi District women’s communication committee in Logar Province persuaded Roshan to establish a computer lab for

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Afghanistan and Germany agree to support establishment of model schools for top students

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education and Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) sign Memorandum of Understanding on “Strengthening German-Supported Schools in Kabul”. The project goal is to jointly develop a model school system aimed at highly-performing students. At the signing

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SCA annual report: millions were provided services

“We intend to remain in Afghanistan and continue to believe that solidarity between people can contribute to a peaceful future for Afghanistan. When others slow down, we shift into a higher gear.” Outgoing chairperson of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA),

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Work on construction of two school buildings begins in Roi-do-Aab district of Samangan

Two school buildings at a cost of 11mn AFN are to be built in Roi-do-Aab district of Samangan, said officials of the provincial education department. Mohammad Bashir Salahi, deputy head of the education department, said the schools would consist of

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30,000 students in Takhar to benefit from new school buildings

German Development Bank and other international donors have pledged USD 3mn for construction of 7 schools across northern Takhar province. Constructed in Chal, Bangi, Rustaq and Cha Aab districts of the province, the school buildings will benefit 30,000 students. Fifty-two

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Construction of two new student dormitories in Pul-e-Khumri, Baghlan

Today marked the official start of construction work of two new dormitory buildings on the campus of Hussain Khel in Pul-e-Khumri district in Baghlan province. The buildings will be ready in May 2015 and will cost a total of AFN

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New Agricultural High School inaugurated in Kunduz

Funded by the German government, a new school for agricultural studies in Kunduz was inaugurated Thursday as an initiative to make a significant contribution to developing the agriculture sector in Kunduz and the surrounding provinces. The school was inaugurated by

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Paktia residents allege corruption in education department

Residents are infuriated by the endemic corruption in education department of Paktia. They alleged that presence of graft has prevented proper construction of playgrounds at four different schools: Abdul Hai Gardezi, Shari Nawan, Khwaja Hassan and Babrak Khan. According to

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High school, resource centers and a staff quarter constructed in Samangan

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) completed construction of a high school building, two resource centers and a staff quarter in a health clinic in the northern Samangan province. These four projects will benefit hundreds of students and a vast number

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