1 Mar 2007

PR# 2007-140

New playgrounds installed in Tarin Kowt

TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan – ISAF soldiers along with Afghan National Army personnel helped install outdoor play and sports equipment, along with clearing a soccer (football) and volleyball field near two schools in Tarin Kowt.

At a local boy’s school, ISAF soldiers installed a soccer and volleyball field and in a separate field, ISAF forces installed swings and a separate playground for the girl’s school.

After the installations were complete, ISAF and ANA forces handed out blackboards, notebooks, pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners and other school supplies to the teachers.

“ISAF has been working closely with local teachers and the goal is for these two schools to be open by April. The local population is working hard on completing the schools and any part ISAF can play in improving the future education of the children of Afghanistan we welcome,” stated Major Marloes Visser, ISAF’s Task Force Uruzgan Spokesperson.

The Minister of Sport for Uruzgan, Ruhall Almas, was on hand for the completion of the soccer and volleyball fields. He stated, “Sports is important for the development of our country; I am very happy with this gift from ISAF and the ANA.” Immediately after the soccer field was completed, ISAF soldiers played soccer with the children to test the field out.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
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