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Act now for a brighter future for the Afghan people

World Bank Blog Post By Hartwig Schafer In 2001, only one million Afghan children attended school–none of them girls. Today, over 8.5 million students attend school–over 40% of them girls. Amina, a 9th grade student, is one of over 3

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First skateboards ever made in Afghanistan

Young students at Skateistan have created the first skateboards ever made in Afghanistan. The creation of the 10 skateboards was part of Skatiestan’s cultural exchange program known as Connecting Dots—a project linked with the young Lakota (Native American) skateboarders from

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UK donates £47 million for poverty-stricken Afghan girls’ education projects

The UK government has pledged a grant of £47 million to fund education projects for underprivileged young girls of Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between UK’s Development Secretary Justine Greening and Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar

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UK donates £47 million for poverty-stricken Afghan girls' education projects

The UK government has pledged a grant of £47 million to fund education projects for underprivileged young girls of Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between UK’s Development Secretary Justine Greening and Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar

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US students sending study kits for Afghan children

ORISKANY, N.Y. (Agencies): A local company is penciling kids in Afghanistan into their priority list this year, sending them hundreds of kits of school supplies. Max L. Cohen’s Student Stores in Oriskany says they’ve received an order for 500 kits

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Building for girl’s school inaugurated in Kunar

Pajhwok Afghan News reports that a newly constructed building with 14 classrooms, 10 toilets and drinking water system was inaugurated on Tuesday in the Lamatak area of Narang district in eastern Kunar province. Built at a cost of USD 213,000,

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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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