01 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-001

Three school projects worth $185,000 in eastern Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – ISAF engineers operating in Orgun district completed three school projects in December worth $185,000, further building the educational capacity for the children of Paktika province.

The 27th Engineer Battalion, known as Task Force Tiger, completed the three projects by building two new schools and by refurbishing one school.

The engineers also hosted a training course to teach Afghans working on the projects skills such as advanced masonry, carpentry and concrete techniques.

The two new schools will provide learning opportunities for the children of Rabat village in Sarobi district and Shaykan village in Orgun district, while the refurbished school will serve school-aged children in Sarobi village, Sarbobi district.

The Sarbobi school, which is a six-room schoolhouse strictly for girls, replaces the former girls school comprised of a shed roof with no walls. The project was supported by the local tribal and municipal leadership, and followed a similar design to the new Rabat school for boys.

These three school projects were financed by the U.S. Commander’s Emergency Reconstruction Program, or CERP.

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