Monday, February 02, 2009

New Classrooms in Afghanistan

In Kabul, a recent $24 million donation from Japan will go towards building 1,000 new classrooms. 40% of school-age children in Afghanistan still do not attend school, 65% of them girls. However, the country is making progress towards its goal of getting all children in school by 2020. Last year alone, 6 million children enrolled in schools. Currently, 25 out of the 35 schools in Kabul operate in shifts, due to the lack of learning space. The addition of new classrooms will not only allow for more students, but it will also improve the quality of education and develop a healthy relationship between schools and communities.
Source: UN News Centre