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U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley delivers his speech during the event.
August 30, 2015

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.”

Ghazi High School, September 2009. Well conceived pre-fabricated highly rigid formworks allow for very fast progress.
October 22, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The newly constructed Ghazi High School was inaugurated today by both Afghan and U.S. government officials, including H.E. Minister of Education Ghulam Farooq Wardak and U.S. Deputy Ambassador James B. Cunningham. Funded through USAID’s Kabul Schools Program, 5,400 students will be able to study in the rebuilt school.
 
October 16, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan joined the global community in observing World Food Day today. USAID used this occasion to express hope that Afghanistan, with the help of USAID and other members of the donor community, will be able to transform and revitalize its agricultural sectors to grow enough food to sustainably feed its people, diversify its economy, and ultimately achieve food security.
 
Anisa Imran, Director of Women's Affairs of Nangarhar Province addresses the ceremony.
October 4, 2011
NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN- At yesterday’s ceremony in Jalalabad, two hundred young women received certificates after completing a six-month English language, computer, and management skills training course funded by USAID. The graduates will use their newly acquired professional skills to enhance their performance in current and future jobs.
 
Deputy Governor of Nangarhar Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal and other Afghan government and donor community representatives attended the ceremony.
 
Mr. Zia-Ur-Rachman Haleemi, Director of Budget Policy and Reform, Ministry of Finance presenting on how national budgetary prior
October 3, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Two hundred of Afghanistan’s civil society leaders and government officials converged for a historic meeting last week to begin working together on ways to reform national policies so they are more responsive to community needs.
 
USAID Mission Director Dr. S. Ken Yamashita presents an award to one of the young women participating in the Youth Voices Festiv
October 2, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Hundreds of young Afghans from across the country arrived in Kabul today to take part in the closing week of the second annual Afghan Youth Voices Festival. This week is the culmination of five months of multimedia and creative workshops, which have introduced some 1,300 young people to activities as diverse as digital photography, videography, graffiti art, cartoon drawing, and skateboarding.
 

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