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KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Members of the Kapisa and Nijrab government listen to school children sing during the Abdul Manan High School ribbon-cutting ceremony here Dec. 2. The school was completed in less than two years and was built to accommodate approximately 800 students in the local area. The Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team worked with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to construct the school. The mission of Kapisa PRT is to help facilitate the local and national governments of Afghanistan working together to help provide for the development and security needs of the Afghan people. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier, Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – An Afghan contractor, Gulab Ikhlas Construction Company, the Kapisa Ministry of Education, and Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team co-hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Abdul Manan High School in Nijrab District Dec. 2 to celebrate the completion of the school.


“It’s clear that the people here today are eager to assist in educational needs for this province, and we appreciate you all” said Abdul Wahid Hekmat, the Kapisa education line minister, through an interpreter. “This school, on one hand, is a positive addition to the constructional development of this district, but on the other hand, it is a great educational service.”

“Knowledge is important for everyone. With it, we can remove discrimination, better connect with nature and have a good relationship with God,” said Azizurahman Tawab, the Kapisa executive chief, through an interpreter.

Now that the construction of the school is complete, many of the key speakers emphasized the importance of maintaining the facility so it may be used for years to come.

“We are all very glad that the PRT has helped to build this school, but it’s important to remember that the maintenance of this school is a responsibility for all the Nijrab people, Zargaran villagers and students,” said Sultan Mohammad Safi, Nijrab District subgovernor.

Abdul Manan High School construction began in January 2009. The facility has 16 classrooms, cost roughly $250,000 to build, and includes a traditional Afghan restroom, guard room, water reservoir and boundary wall. It was built to accommodate more than 800 boys from the local area.

"The PRT is very glad we were able to work with Gulab Ikhlas Construction Company to build this project for the people of Nijrab," said U.S. Air Force Capt. Seth Platt, Kapisa PRT civil engineer from Pomfret, Conn. “We hope that as this school is used, more and more children will receive a quality education that will benefit their future and build a stronger educational foundation for the entire province, which will help all the people of Kapisa.”

Mayed Agha, Kapisa senator in the Afghan Senate, Mirdad Nijrabi, a newly-elected Wolesi Jirga member from Nijrab, and the school’s principal, teachers and students joined local villagers to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Abdul Manan.

The Kapisa PRT assists the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in providing a secure, stable environment for reconstruction efforts by increasing government officials’ capabilities and capacities. The Abdul Manan High School project is an example of the development projects the PRT is using to connect the government to the people and to improve quality of life in the province.
 

 

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Children help set up for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Abdul Manan High School here Dec. 2. The school was completed in less than two years and was built to accommodate approximately 800 students in the local area. The Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team worked with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to construct the school. The mission of the Kapisa PRT is to help facilitate the local and national governments of Afghanistan working together to help provide for the development and security needs of the Afghan people. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier, Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A villager lays a rug in preparation for the Abdul Manan High School ribbon-cutting ceremony here Dec. 2. The school was completed in less than two years and was built to accommodate approximately 800 students in the local area. The Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team worked with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to construct the school. The mission of the Kapisa PRT is to help facilitate the local and national governments of Afghanistan working together to help provide for the development and security needs of the Afghan people. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier, Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Jim Morris, U.S. Department of State representative for Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team from Chappaqua, N.Y., meets with Sultan Mohammad Safi, Nijrab District subgovernor, prior to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Abdul Manan High School here Dec. 2. The school was completed in less than two years and was built to accommodate approximately 800 students in the local area. The Kapisa PRT worked with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to construct the school. The mission of the Kapisa PRT is to help facilitate the local and national governments of Afghanistan working together to help provide for the development and security needs of the Afghan people. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier, Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Members from the Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team, Kapisa and Nijrab government officials, and local village elders walk to the Abdul Manan High School ribbon-cutting ceremony here Dec. 2. The school was completed in less than two years and was built to accommodate approximately 800 Afghan students in the local area. The Kapisa PRT worked with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to construct the school. The mission of Kapisa PRT is to help facilitate the local and national governments of Afghanistan working together to help provide for the development and security needs of the Afghan people. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier, Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Local children watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Abdul Manan High School here Dec. 2. The school was completed in less than two years and will teach approximately 800 to 900 Afghan kids per year. The Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team worked with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to construct the school. The mission of Kapisa PRT is to help facilitate the local and national governments of Afghanistan working together to help provide for the development and security needs of the Afghan people. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier, Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Local children watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Abdul Manan High School here Dec. 2. The school was completed in less than two years and was built to accommodate approximately 800 students in the local area. The Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team worked with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to construct the school. The mission of Kapisa PRT is to help facilitate the local and national governments of Afghanistan working together to help provide for the development and security needs of the Afghan people. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier, Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team)

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