After the broadcast of a TOLOnews report, a foreign aid organization has paid the costs to educate students in a village in Nahri Saraj district of Helmand Province.
Abdul Qader in Helmand teaches 200 students for free and said that this organization named Team Jak, based in the UK, has taken financial responsibility for 60 students and two teachers’ salaries.
“After the broadcast of the TOLOnews report, a foreign aid organization in cooperation with UNICEF helped two classes of 60 students, and I teach 200 students for free,” said Abdul Qader, a teacher.
Meanwhile several students said that without school materials they continue with their education, and they are concerned about the coming winter and that they don’t have a suitable place.
“I don’t have books, notebooks and pens but still I come to school to learn,” said Freshta, a student.
“Weather became cold, and we don’t have a building and we ask for classrooms,” said Mohammad Usman.
Some residents of the village welcomed this classroom and asked for a school building for their children.
“The government has to help us and make a building for schools here, there is a thousand students that are deprived of education,” said Qahir Khan, a tribal elder.
Meanwhile, the head of foreign relations of the Ministry of Education said that they are trying to improve Afghan children’s education.
“We are trying to address all children's problem so every child in Afghanistan can be educated,” said Wahidullah Hashimi, head of Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Education.
Earlier, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that they will make local classrooms for 300 thousand students soon in this province.