SCA donates desks and chairs to Nangarhar schools
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has completed its Afghan government schools rehabilitation project worth nine million in eastern Nangarhar province, a statement from the organisation said on Tuesday.
The project which was funded by Afghan Connection also includes provision of students’ desks and chairs.
Afghan Connection, a European based donor organization funded and supported schools, teachers and sports opportunities in Afghanistan, the statement said.
These projects included construction of cricket pitches, volleyball grounds, painting and roof mud plaster of the school buildings.
Eng. Abdul Ahad Samoon, SCA Head of Office in eastern region, on Monday officially handed over the donated desks and chairs to the deputy director of Education Mohammad Essa Khan in Nangarhar High School Jalalabad.
SCA Education Project manager in Eastern region Mohammad Akram Abdulrahimzai and officials from education department were also present on the occasion.
SCA donated 300 set of desks and chairs to Nangarhar high school, 120 set to KhwjaRizqullah school and 160 set to each Saracha girls’ high school and Yasin Baba girls’ high school, similarly volleyball grounds were also constructed in these mentioned schools while a cricket pitch was constructed for disabled students.
Mohammad Faisal, a student of Nangarhar high school says, “Before we used to sit on old and damaged mats, which were making our clothes dirty, and we were unable to focus on our studies, but now we have desks and chairs which will facilitate us in studies.”
Eng. Abdul Ahad Samoon, SCA Head of Office in eastern region, vowed to continue supporting the education sector.
Deputy Director of Education Mohammad Essa Khan thanked SCA for their support. He asked the students to take care of the desks and chairs and avoid damaging it.
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