02:24 am - Thursday 17 April 2014

UNICEF to donate $ 55.7 million to Afghan Education

Wed Jan 18, 12:56 pm

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) committed to donate about US $ 56 millions for education in Afghanistan.  The agreement was signed yesterday in Kabul between Afghan Education Minster and UNICEF representative for Afghanistan.

Education Minster, Muhammad Farooq Wardak said some portion of this amount will be used to improve the quality of education in about 55 districts of 13 different provinces, where education level is very low.

Mr. Wardak said with having this amount, the buildings of about 2500 schools will be renewed within the next three years.

With the implementation of this programme the number of students may reach to about 12 million in the country and the Ministry may appoint three hundred female teachers to provinces, Mr. Wardak said.

Meanwhile Mr. Peter Crowley; UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan stressed for UNICEF long-term cooperation with Afghanistan.

Mr. Crowley said “all the children in Afghanistan have right to get education and UNICEF appreciates all efforts of Afghan government that provide education facilities to children, especially for girls.”

Afghanistan entitled to the contribution of UNICEF after getting the membership of Global Partnership for Education.

The Global Partnership for Education has started its operation since 2002 aimed to expand education in war-torn and backward countries of the world.

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