|Last update: 10-Nov-2006 13:28||NATO Update|
NATO-ISAF supports education in Afghanistan
NATO’s Provincial Reconstruction Teams continue to provide support to the education sector in Afghanistan.
On 6 November, the Lithuanian-led Team in Chaghcharan, Ghowr Province, assisted with the setting up of the only kindergarten in the area.
Six million children in school
In Paktya Province, NATO-ISAF is sponsoring the refurbishment of four schools and providing vital school supplies.
On 4 November, a ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a new roof for a school in Herat City. The reconstruction work was carried out by a local contractor in the framework of the efforts of the Italian-led Herat Provincial Reconstruction Team.
Today, over six million Afghan children are in school, a sixfold increase over 2001. 37% are girls and one-third of teachers are women.