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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.”

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently provided the Government of Afghanistan with an additional $10 million in assistance for diesel fuel procurement.
 
Monday, September 18, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Minister of Education, Mr. Haneef Atmar, is visiting the United States for the first time to attend U.S. First Lady Laura Bush’s Global Literacy Conference to be held at the New York City Public Library on September 18.
 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 5:45am
ZABUL, AFGHANISTAN- August 30, 2006, marks the opening of the newly refurbished Health Clinic in Shinkay district of Zabul Province.
 
August 30, 2006, marks the opening of the newly refurbished Health Clinic in Shinkay district of Zabul Province.
 
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Congress recently passed legislation for $2.1 billion in additional assistance to the Government of Afghanistan in 2006.
 
Sunday, August 6, 2006 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently approved a $4.4 million project with the University of California – Davis to assist in the development of Afghanistan’s livestock sector.
 
Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces a contribution of 27,010 metric tons of food aid commodities valued at $16,095,600.
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces a contribution of 27,010 metric tons of food aid commodities valued at $16,095,600. This assistance from the American people will contribute to the “Afghanistan Drought Joint Appeal” recently announced by the Government of Afghanistan and the UN.
 
Monday, July 24, 2006 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In anticipation of an appeal from the Government of Afghanistan to meet the needs of an estimated 2.5 million Afghans that could be affected by food shortage this year, the U.S. Government (USG), through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced today that it is contributing $20 million dollars in food aid commodities to the World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan.
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 5:30am
FAIZABAD, BADAKHSHAN- On July 17, 2006, the Alternative Livelihoods Program for Northeast Afghanistan (ALP/N), a USAID funded development project, donated its most recent harvest of cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, and green beans from its Faizabad trial farm to Fatima-Tul-Zahra Orphanage in the Faizabad Old City.
 
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Refrigerated storage containers allow Afghan traders to ship quality fresh produce
 

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