25 September, 2006

Good news From Afghanistan: 4

Continuing the occasional series inspired by bandit.three.six. Earlier this month the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Farah opened a co-educational school in the village of Pirkandar. Local Afghani children can now have their lessons in surroundings more conducive to learning than squatting on the desert floor using an old mud wall as a wind shield.

Farzani is an eight-year-old Afghan girl. She dreams of becoming a teacher one day. Thanks to support from the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Farah, she's one step closer to reaching her dream. On September 3rd, Farzani and the rest of the children from Pirkandar gathered to witness the official opening of a co-ed school funded by PRT Farah. "On behalf of the Government of Afghanistan, Governor Stankzai and the Director of Education, this is your school now," said PRT Farah Commander, Commander Michael Horan. "We'll get this school open for the future generations of Afghanistan. These young boys and girls represent what's best in Afghanistan, and there's a lot to look forward to."
Full report and pictures from ISAF press release.

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