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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 7:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Minister of Education Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director William Hammink and UNICEF Deputy Country Representative Dr. L.N. Balaji celebrated an innovative Community-Based Education program on Aug. 30.

The five-year, $75 million program will provide community-based education in non-formal classrooms in 13 provinces using Ministry of Education-approved curriculum and textbooks.  It will focus on reaching children unable to access formalized schools due to insecurity, difficult terrain or distance. It will also reach older Afghans who missed out on education as children by offering accelerated learning programs.  

“Community-Based Education is a proven method for reaching underserved school-age children,” said Ambassador McKinley. “It is especially significant for girls because research has shown that if schools are in the villages parents will send their daughters to school.”

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 6:15am
ASADABAD, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN- The new Provincial Administration Building was officially opened in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar Province, on December 14. The new modern facility accommodates the offices for ministry directors and other provincial managers.
 
The new Provincial Administration Building was officially opened in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar Province, on December 14.  The new modern facility accommodates the offices for ministry directors and other provincial managers. 
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded the Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) in Afghanistan to promote agriculture development to Chemonics to work in the northern and western parts of Afghanistan.
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded the Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) in Afghanistan to promote agriculture development to Chemonics to work in the northern and western parts of Afghanistan. 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a special request for partnerships in businesses associated with agriculture. USAID wants to establish public-private sector alliances and leverage Afghan investment capital for projects to develop the agriculture sector.
 
Monday, November 27, 2006 - 6:15am
MAIDAN SHAHR, WARDAK, AFGHANISTAN- Officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Governor of Maidan-Wardak Province, Abdul Jabar Naimi, and other local dignitaries opened the new provincial appeal court in Maidan-Wardak Province.
 
Officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Governor of Maidan-Wardak Province, Abdul Jabar Naimi, and other local dignitaries opened the new provincial appeal court in Maidan-Wardak Province.
 
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 6:15am
FARAH, AFGHANISTAN- A new Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) branch recently opened in Farah funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Provincial Reconstruction Team Quick Impact Program.
 
Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently started a three-year Local Governance and Community Development project in Afghanistan, to be carried out through the Provincial Reconstruction Teams.
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently started a three-year Local Governance and Community Development project in Afghanistan, to be carried out through the Provincial Reconstruction Teams.
 
Monday, October 9, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded the Agriculture Rural Investment and Enterprise Strengthening (ARIES) project in Afghanistan.
 
Monday, October 2, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The first flight from the new airfield in Zabul arrived in Kabul last week.
 
The first flight from the new airfield in Zabul arrived in Kabul last week.  A plane from “PRT Air”, an air charter serving a broad range of organizations working on development issues, flew into Kabul from Qalat last week. PRT Air will continue to have scheduled flights twice a week. The completion of the first airstrip in Zabul Province will provide a gateway to further development, economic growth, and communication links for the Province.
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Government will contribute $22 million, over five years, to support the Education Ministry’s vision of a literate Afghanistan.
 

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