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UNHCR to construct buildings for 5 Kandahar schools

UNHCR to construct buildings for 5 Kandahar schools

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4 Feb 2022 - 13:56
UNHCR to construct buildings for 5 Kandahar schools
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4 Feb 2022 - 13:56

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a building for Ghulam Haider Hamidi high school has been launched in this capital city of southern Kandahar province. The project will cost 22.3 million afghanis and take six months to complete.

A ceremony in this regard at the 10th police district was attended by officials from the Department of Education, representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kandahar and tribal elders.

Mufti Qudratullah Al Wisal, director of education in Kandahar, told the media that students of the school were studying in a rented house and that construction of the building would solve that problem.

He said forty percent of schools in Kandahar city and districts do not have buildings. “It is a good step that UNHCR is constructing buildings for our schools. We have currently more than 100 schools which have no buildings in the provincial capital and districts. “

Amir Mohammad, a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kandahar, said the building for the Ghulam Haider Hamidi school would be built in six months at a cost of 22.3 million afghanis.

Being constructed on one acre of land, the school would have 12 classrooms which would accommodate 400 students at a time. He added that UNHCR wanted to build five schools in Kandahar this year.

Many schools in Kandahar were destroyed during the past war and some of them were set on fire by unknown gunmen.

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