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Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education (MoE) announced today the official launch of Afghan Children Read (ACR), a five year project in Early Grade Reading (EGR) for primary grades 1 to 3.

Despite the gains made in education in Afghanistan, access to quality education remains a challenge. To help reverse the situation, USAID is investing $70 million in the ACR Project.  This project will help to improve early grade reading skills for primary level students, boys and girls, in grades 1-3 in formal and community based education (CBE) schools. The ACR project will enable the MoE to utilize the best practices of EGR standards towards improving the primary level student’s literacy and learning skills at large.

Friday, July 3, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On July 3, Turquoise Mountain Foundation held its Summer Festival and Sale of Afghan Arts at Qala-e-Noborja, a 19th century fort, in Kabul. Held in partnership with the U.S. Government, the festival and sale featured high-quality traditional Afghan crafts, including woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, and jewelry, made by trained craftsmen.
 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 5:30am
CHAHARIKAR, PARWAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- On June 30, the Chaharikar Municipality and the United States Government (USG) inaugurated four new public infrastructure projects to improve the quality and delivery of local government services to Afghan citizens.  The projects include the construction of a meat market with thirty shops, nine public latrines, a coffee house, and the renovation of the municipality building.
 
Friday, June 26, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer announced the start of the Ambassador’s small grants program to support gender equality in Afghanistan.  Launched at a joint press conference with Afghan Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs Syeda Mojgan Mostafavi, this three-year, $26.3 million program will provide technical assistance and small grants to women-focused Afghan NGOs in accordance with the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan. 
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:30am
BAND-E-AMIR, BAMYAN, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Bamyan Governor Dr. Habiba Sarobi dedicated Band-e-Amir National Park in central Afghanistan.  Today’s dedication is the result of years of effort on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, including the passage of the Environmental Law in 2007 and the park’s official declaration on April 22. 
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:30am
Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On June 14, 2009, the United States Government and the City of Kabul celebrated the start of Bagrami Park rehabilitation at a foundation stone ceremony. The park rehabilitation will provide temporary jobs and income to Kabul residents facing unemployment and rising food prices.
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 5:15am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- On June 11, 2009, Nangarhar Public University (NPU) awarded Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees to 80 students.  These students are NPU’s first recipients of BBA degrees, having studied business management, accounting, and marketing under the instruction of some of the university’s top professors.
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 5:15am
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- On June 3, 2009, the United States, in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Transportation & Civil Aviation (MoTCA), opened Lashkar Gah’s Bost Airstrip in Helmand Province. Bost is the only completely civilian airstrip in Southern Afghanistan and is the catalyst for re-establishing commercial air service in Helmand.
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 5:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) announced today the establishment of the country’s first protected species list. The list, which includes 33 threatened and endangered species in Afghanistan, is the first designation in a series that will take place over the next year. This critical step provides legal protection to Afghanistan’s wild species, which have been devastated by over thirty years of conflict.
 

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