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6,000 education officials to receive food aid in Jawzjan

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Local officials in northern Jawzjan province say the process to distribute food aid to 6,000 education officials in the province has been launched.

Mohammad TahirJawad, education director of Jawzjan, told Pajhwok Afghan News today at the inauguration ceremony that the aid was being provided in cooperation with the Kefayat Group complex for 6,000 employees of the province’s education department.

During this process, 50 kilograms of flour and 21 kilograms of rice were considered for distribution to the education officers, he said.

He said that in the current situation where people including teachers are suffering from economic problems and the aid would somehow help the education personnel resolve their basic need for food.

He noted that the process of distributing the aid has started today and will continue for another two days.

“We are trying to attract more assistance from aid sources and distribute food and non-food items to our officers,” Jawad added.

MulaviNoorullahNoori, a representative of Kefayat Group, says that the complex, considering the economic problems of people, has launched a food aid distribution program in Shiberghan city, capital of Jawzjan.

He said Kefayat Group had previously distributed food aid to tens of thousands of poor families in Jawzjan and Balkh provinces.

He added that the process of food distribution will continue to needy families in Jawzjan province by Kefayat Group.

Some teachers, meanwhile, say they have not been paid for five months and are in dire financial straits.

“I have six children and my husband and I, who are both teachers, have not received salary for five months now,” said a woman who identified herself as Shafiqa and a teacher at a school in Shiberghan city.

“There is nothing left in our house to sell, and if our salaries are not paid within a month, we will have to beg on the road,” she said, but was happy to receive the aid.

She called on aid agencies to pay attention to the teachers and help them with food and save them from starvation.

A week earlier, 600 needy families in Shiberghan city received food and non-food items in assistance.

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