2 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-006

Twenty-three Afghans at skilled labour workshop

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - ISAF engineers trained 23 Afghan students from various villages at a skilled labour workshop held recently at Orgun-e where ISAF currently has ongoing roads projects.

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - ISAF engineers trained 23 Afghan students from various villages at a skilled labour workshop held recently at Orgun-e where ISAF currently has ongoing roads projects.

Students came from Orgun, Sarobi, Bermel and Gayan districts for the training. As part of their graduation from the ten-day workshop, the students received an assortment of tools to help them continue practicing their newly acquired skills in masonry, carpentry and concrete techniques.

The cobblestone road, under construction in Shaykan village, is worth $200,000 and is financed through a US-led funding initiative called Commander’s Emergency Reconstruction Program (CERP). The Shaykan road project employs more than 90 unskilled Afghan labourers and six specialized craftsmen from the village of Sheykan.

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