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UNICEF to build 150 literacy classes in Samangan

AIBAK: As many as 150 literacy classes for boys and girls will be built by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the country’s northern province of Samangan, the provincial Education Directorate said in a statement the other day. Meanwhile, Director of the Social Assistance for Development of Afghanistan (SADA) organization and implementer of the project Rafiulllah Noori, said the literacy classes will be established in Dara-e-Suf Payan, Feroznakhchir, Hazrat Sultan and Khelm districts of the province, according to the statement. Pointing to the capacity of the classes Noori added that they would have the capacity of 4,500 both girl and boy students at one time and will cover 180 villages, the statement added. He further added that the classes are constructed in localities where regular schools were not available, as well as the curriculum of the Education Ministry will be implemented in the project, students and teachers are also provid ed with stationary packages. The purpose behind this scheme was to educate children in the areas where schools and other education facilities were not available. Fida Mohammad Halimi, one of the teachers, said the implementation of these schemes in far-flung areas was vital and it provides learning opportunities for the people of the area. Najibullah, the resident of Hazrat Sultan area welcomed the implementation of the community classes and asked the relevant organs officials to use all resources for providing the education ground to all people in the remote areas of the country, particularly in the province. UNICEF has been on the ground in Afghanistan for 65 years with offices nationwide and a range of partners that support it in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable, especially children. UNICEF is now scaling up its lifesaving programs for children and women – including through the delivery of health, nutrition and safe water to displaced families. Mohammad Nabi Naibi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.