The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has launched Phase 2 of a project to support education in remote and poor provinces of the country, with educational aid distributed to five schools in Urozgan Province, southern Afghanistan.
This assistance includes the distribution of 548 double chairs and desks, 38 classroom tents, 9,500 copies of textbooks, 1,095 school bags with stationery, 300 kits of teaching aids, and five containers to be used as administration offices at a total cost of $180,000.
Estimated to benefit up to 1,095 students, the project was co-implemented with the Afghan Welfare Society, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Education and the Provincial Department of Education. Earlier this year, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the three parties to stipulate partnership in all preparations, logistics, selection of beneficiaries, purchase of aid, delivery to the province, and handover to the target schools in the Chora and Tarinkot Districts, central Urozgan.
Governor of Urozgan Asadullah Shafiq Saeed expressed his great gratitude in a statement for QRCS's diverse humanitarian and development aid across Afghanistan, especially the education supplies to the needy schools.
He added that this aid would meet the needs of the students in such difficult conditions, promote the development efforts in Afghanistan, and embody the strong relations between the Afghan and Qatari peoples. "I hope that this support would continue and expand to other fields in the future," he added.
Urozgan's Chairman of Provincial Shura Council Ameer Mohamed Barkzai described this educational aid as a top priority. "Supporting education, improving the school environment, and encouraging the students to attend the school is the way to enable national advancement, engage the Afghan children in the development of the war-torn country, and build a better future for all the Afghan people," he said.
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