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Thousands of children enrolled in local classes in Sangin district

Thousands of children enrolled in local classes in Sangin district

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20 Dec 2022 - 20:14
Thousands of children enrolled in local classes in Sangin district
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20 Dec 2022 - 20:14

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): As many as 135 local classes have been set up in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, which was the center of conflict for the past 20 years, paving the way for thousands of children to pursue education.

Sangin district education chief Maulvi Akhtar Mohammad told Pajhwok Afghan News 135 local classes have been set up the district since last three months and 5,000 children, including girls and boys, have been enrolled.

He did not reveal the exact number of girls enrolled in these classes, but said they made about half of the students.

However, he said the local classes were still not enough for Sangin district as there were some areas which were five to seven kilometers away from the classes and children there remained deprived of education.

Akhar urged the Ministry of Education to approve more classes and teachers for Sangin district.

Local residents, welcoming the establishment of local classes, said the war had deprived them of many facilities of life including education and they were happy their children had now the opportunity to get education.

Haji Mohammad Gul, a resident Sangin district, told Pajhwok their area had been the scene of a fierce war in the past and their children were deprived of education.

Dad Muhammad, another resident, said now the people were happy that the war had ended and their children provided with education. He also asked parents to take advantage of the opportunity and send their children to the local classes.

Students of the newly established local classes were also happy for being provided the opportunity to continue their education.

Amina, 10, told Pajhwok: “We were unable to get education because our village was far away from the school, but now I am very happy that I have the opportunity to study in the local class and I am in first grade.”

Nine-year-old Aminullah also says he could not go to school because of the war and now he is studying in a local class in his village.

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