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Paktika residents donate 23m afs to boost education

Paktika residents donate 23m afs to boost education

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Jun 13, 2017 - 17:19

SHARAN (Pajhwok): Local residents donated 23 million afghanis for educationinfo-icon development in southeastern Paktika province this year, education officials said on Tuesday.

Education director  Mohammad Nasim Wajid told a press conference in Sharan, the provincial caipital, that local people’s support for the education process had significantly increased.

“Local residents donated 23 million afghanis to the education process during the current solar yearinfo-icon in Paktika, it helped a lot the progress of education here,” he said.

He said the donations were used for building surrounding walls and providing potable water and solar energy for schools.

“We are trying to increase education facilities in this province and put an end to illiteracy,” Wajid added.

Azmat Katawazi, a civil societyinfo-icon activist in Sharan, said: “People want their children get educated that is why they support the education department.”

In the recent past, local people constructed a girls’ school at a cost of two million afghanis in Yahyakhel district, he said.

Katawazi said people were collecting money in different areas of Paktika to use it for education related developments or share it with the education department.

More than 30 schools in Paktika province have been closed due to insecurity and other reasons.

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