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30.04.2016 | Press release
This was the conclusion of Tuesday’s media meeting in Herat, hosted by the Social Association of Journalists in North Afghanistan (SAJNA) and the Afghan-German cooperation.
28.04.2016 | Press release
The training lasted four weeks and took place at the Teacher Training College (TTC) in Mazar-e Sharif. Participants were lecturers from teacher training colleges (TTC) striving to improve their teaching methodology. They came from Balkh, Badakhshan, Kunduz, Takhar, Samangan, Laghman, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Bamiyan. One third of all participants were women.
20.04.2016 | Press release
The participants were civil servants from the Departments of Economy, Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Education, Public Works, Agriculture, Energy and Water Supply, and the River Basin Agencies. Now, they are in a better position to oversee the progress of infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. The German government funded this training through the Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) at a total cost of AFN 1.5 million.
14.04.2016 | Press release
Two weeks ago, another ten girls’ schools located in Kabul, received equipment for sports classes. About 30,000 female students are enrolled in the schools that obtained sports gear. Therefore, a high number of girls will benefit from the physical education (PE) classes taught by well-trained teachers, and good equipment. The German government funded the new school equipment at a total cost of AFN 1.3 million.
06.04.2016 | Press release
Thanks to a new protection wall surrounding the TTC grounds, all students can now attend classes in a safe environment.
05.04.2016 | Press release
The campus is home to three institutes: the Technical Teacher Training Academy (TTTA), the Agricultural Veterinary Institute (AVI) and the Engineering College (EC); the college will be finalized at a later stage in 2016. Together, these institutes will host over 1,900 students. The project comes at a cost of about AFN 700 million, funded by the German government, through the KfW Development Bank.
02.04.2016 | Press release
Its services can now be used in Balkh, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar provinces. By calling 6464, Afghan men and women can get information and counselling on legal, psychological and religious matters. The number is toll free and has been well received in Southern and Eastern parts of the country, where it has been operational since 2013 already. The German as well as the Dutch and Finnish governments are funding the extension of the telephone helpline at a cost of about AFN 25 million.
30.03.2016 | Press release
In the upcoming months, Afghan-German expert teams will develop policy papers on six specific research questions. The findings will provide recommendations for the Afghan government on how to accomplish important reforms. The activities of the think- and do tank, Govern4Afg, are funded by the German government.
28.03.2016 | Press release
It consists of eight fully furnished classrooms, four administrative rooms, a computer lab and a laboratory. Furthermore, a solar panel electrical system, latrines, a sanitation system are in place and drinking water readily available. The school will provide education for children from 1st to 9th grade and was built at a total cost of AFN 24 million, funded by the German government.
26.03.2016 | Press release
After some institutes in Kabul held entry tests last week already, Herat and Mazar-e Sharif followed suit today and offered an orientation day, during which this year’s new apprentices were officially welcomed. The students are apprentices in the informal sector and will now receive theoretical and practical training at the different Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes. They all run the relatively new Ostad-Shagerdi training programme, for which the German government has provided continuous technical and financial assistance.