New Teacher Training Centre (TTC) in Kunduz for up to 1.000 Students

The Afghan-German Cooperation handed over a Teacher Training Centre (TTC) to Kunduz province’s Department of Education (DoE). The centre has capacities for up to 1.000 students in the district of Dasht-e Archi. More than 100 teachers, both male and female, will graduate from the centre each year. The Stabilisation Programme Northern Afghanistan (SPNA) financed the centre’s construction at a total cost of almost AFN 43 million. The DoE monitored the project’s implementation and will operate the TTC in the future.

The head of DoE, Mr Mohammad Rustam Ahmadi, emphasised: “The new TTC generates a lot of hope among the citizens in Dasht-e Archi and the province of Kunduz. It provides an adequate learning environment for the students who had to study outside before.”

In the past, the TTC in Dasht-e Archi did not have its own facilities. Teacher training often took place in private or rental houses. The new building has 24 classrooms, eight administrative rooms, modern water infrastructure and sanitary facilities. The TTC offers courses for high school graduates from more than 47 schools located in Dasht-e Archi and neighbouring districts. Kunduz’ DoE and the local community will now be responsible for maintaining and operating the centre.

Dasht-e Archi’s district governor, Mr Nasruden Sadee, expressed his deep gratitude to the German government: “I am deeply satisfied with the new TTC. It creates a safe academic environment for students and teachers, significantly improving teaching quality in the region.” 

The KfW Development Bank implements the Stabilization Programme Northern Afghanistan (SPNA) on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA). The programme aims at strengthening local governance structures in Northern Afghanistan and improving the rural population’s living conditions. Thus, the programme supports various infrastructure activities and capacity development. So far, SPNA has already completed more than 380 projects in over 50 districts of Badakhshan, Kunduz, Takhar, and Baghlan. At the same time, the project offered job-specific training for more than 18,000 development council members. The programme’s total budget amounts to more than AFN 7 billion for the period from 2010 to 2018.