23 November 2017

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Wednesday November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) with technical and financial support from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund handed over Family Life Education material to the Ministry of Education.
The material developed, for grades 4 to 12, by MoPH and UNFPA is based on comprehensive research and meets international standards that is cultural sensitive and age appropriate with full consideration of Islamic teachings and the Afghan cultural context. “At the United Nations Population Fund, one of our areas of focus is to work with government and the people of Afghanistan to ensure that every Afghan young man and woman fulfill their full potential,”, said Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi UNFPA Representative in Afghanistan, “we need to work together to enhance youth participation in decision making in the country.”
Family life education is a rights based and gender focused approach to education about basic life skills that are required to live a healthy life, which enables Afghan adolescent and youth to make informed decisions about their lives. Family Life Education (FLE) is a requirement for each and every person to live a healthy life free of any kind of diseases and any type of violence and with full dignity. The information and education included in FLE are necessary for children as early as the beginning of adolescence, such information include: Skills and values that enable young people to make informed choices about their health and family life,
Opportunities for young people to explore their attitudes and values, and
Practice key skills including but not limited to skills as negotiation and decision making. FLE is rights based and gender sensitive approach and covers numerous issues such as
Relationship dynamics, Gender norms, puberty, reproductive health, human rights, and discrimination and etc. Including FLE in school curricula is particularly important because its reach to the Afghan population is extensive. There are 8.9 million Afghan children enrolled in school (Afghanistan Statistical Year Book, 2016), who absorb knowledge every day and apply the same to their lives in the family and the society as a whole. FLE can empower this population to understand and enjoy their rights by demanding them. Lack of FLE can affect Afghan youth’s decision in regards to getting married and becoming parents. Getting married too early robs any opportunity to educate and nurture healthy families and a healthy society.
 

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Nimroz (BNA) The construction works of administrative education department of Nemroz has been started.  According to BNA, the building will be built in three floors in a solid and basic format a cost of 19 million Afs from the state budget.  In the foundation ceremony of the building. Eng. Mohammad Sami governor of Nemroz, deputy for literacy program of ministry of education, members of the provincial council and member of civil society were participated, source added.
Yarzada

 

Friday November 17, 2017
Kabul (BNA) New school building was inaugurated in Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province the other day.
Sayera Shakeeb Sadat district governor of Faizabad told said BNA local correspondent, the school building of Shahid Latifa Habibi has been constructed with a sum of 14 million Afghanis funded by Germany within the last six months.
The school building has 5 classrooms, 2 administrative rooms, modern toilets, power solar and other education necessities, Sadat added.
T/M.A.Ansari

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah participated yesterday in opening ceremony of a program launched and funded by USAID in which 135 million books are to be printed and distributed for grades 1-12 across the country.
In the ceremony held at US embassy to Kabul, the embassy Special Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Hugo Llorens by praising chief executive for participation in the ceremony said the US and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) would stand beside the people and government of Afghanistan and by launching the program in cooperation with ministries of education and finance and by printing and distribution of school textbooks for students and instruction book for teachers want to participate in development and strengthening of Afghanistan education.
Afterwards, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his speech praised the US for its active role in providing assistance to Afghanistan education in particular printing and distribution of 135 million books for grades 1 – 12.
The country’s chief executive stressed that book was the most significant need of education and was happy that school students would have access to standard curriculum in near future, while teachers would have access to standard instruction books.
In consideration to increasing achievements of the government and people of Afghanistan in education and higher education sectors, chief executive stressed on development and strengthening of education in the country and called current war in the country as war against brightness.
It is worth mentioning that the project is a (USAID)-funded program for the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE). The agency will provide $75 million to the MoE to print and distribute 135 million approved textbooks and teachers’ guides for grades 1-12 to all public schools in Afghanistan.
According to another report, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a statement condemned terrorist attack on Shamshad Television in Kabul and considered the attack as targeting freedom of speech, democracy and achievements of press and media in Afghanistan.
The statement said that targeting media and journalists was against all combat laws, international and human values and coward terrorists would be questioned for perpetrating such acts against media.
 

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