19 June 2008

PR# 2008-271

ISAF troops to boost education in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Regional Command Capital (RC-C) troops have recently conducted several Civilian Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities in the western part of Deh Sabz district, a village consisting of 450 families.

Two weeks ago, preliminary meetings were held with the responsible Malek, ensuring his cooperation for the duration of the French CIMIC visit.

The French Battle Group deployed in the North of Kabul belongs to RC-C and is active, in coordination with all Afghan authorities, in the economic, social and cultural development of the area.

About 120 students received the necessary material to attend classes and pursue their education.

One of the teachers’s expressed his satisfaction for what was being done, “We thank you for helping our students to work, and we hope you will come back soon.”

Over the last year, the French government has constructed four schools, worth more than 175,000 euros, in the area of Kabul.

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