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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.”

December 8, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- More than 300 young farmers in Laghman and Khost provinces last month finished training programs funded by USAID’s Local Governance and Community Development program that taught them agricultural skills to secure better jobs and produce better crops. Similar programs are planned for January.
November 30, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Several projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will create hundreds of jobs in a number of provinces for Afghan citizens in the coming months and contribute to the country’s economic development.
In Kunar, a project to clean, widen, and reconstruct the Salar Canal will create approximately 300 local jobs for laborers, foremen, skilled masons, and female cooks from the local communities.
More than 100 families in Logar Province will have clean, affordable energy this winter thanks to solar panels provided by USAID
November 23, 2009
PULI ALAM, LOGAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- More than 100 families in Logar Province will enjoy cleaner and cheaper energy this winter, thanks to an initiative from the local Afghan Community Development Council.
The project was designed in close consultation with the Baraki Barak District Development Council, which nominated five villages to receive 25 solar panels each, one for each family.
November 17, 2009
CHAHARIKAR, PARWAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) Mohammed Asif Rahimi today launched this year’s national wheat seed and fertilizer distribution program, which will help more than two million Afghan farmers.
In support of MAIL, USAID’s Afghanistan Vouchers for Increased Production in Agriculture program (AVIPA) provides vouchers to farmers to purchase high quality inputs such as improved wheat seed and fertilizers.
November 15, 2009
“Afghan organizations such as the Central Business Registry in Hirat encourage greater economic prosperity and the creation of new jobs.  We are pleased to support this project. Together, through organizations such as this one, we will continue to promote Afghan-led efforts to build a brighter future and to deepen the Afghan-U.S. partnership.”  - Ambassador Wayne


Last updated: August 31, 2015

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