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22.01.2015 | Press release
The new initiative aims to promote and introduce more measures for teacher education and improve management in schools in the province.
20.01.2015 | Press release
The course was part of training programme funded by the German Government for more than 40 engineers from line departments in the five northern Afghan provinces Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz and Takhar. Over the past two to three weeks, the engineers gained new skills for DCP operations and maintenance (usage, maintenance and data analysis) to help improve the quality of work in construction projects.
18.01.2015 | Press release
At the official opening of the event, attended by Mr. Cornelius Zimmermann, Germany’s Consul General to Afghanistan, Afghan-German Cooperation handed over new buildings - four schools in Kunduz city and in the districts of Aliabad and Chardara. A new teacher training centre was officially opened in Qalai Zal district as well as a new drug addiction treatment hospital building in Kunduz city. The total cost for of all six building projects amounted to almost AFN 133.5 million, funded by Germany.
11.01.2015 | Press release
Besides the coaching, the children aged between 7 and 17 years were also provided winter clothing, and the rooms in their orphanage will be equipped with new heating. At a cost of over AFN 315,000, the German government helped pay for the coaching and also committed to fund the heating equipment.
08.01.2015 | Press release
The courses for the province’s teaching staff were on new teaching and examination methods for subjects like mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, English and religion. In addition, 60 members of staff from the Department of Education also successfully took part in courses on how to monitor and evaluate the quality of education in schools. The costs of over AFN 5 million for the training were funded by the German Government.
30.12.2014 | Press release
The aim of the five four-day workshops was to help participants improve the quality of surveying in public works.
24.12.2014 | Press release
The total value of the packages adds up to over AFN 5 million, funded by the German government. The packages include essential laboratory materials for mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics classes.
24.12.2014 | Press release
The construction of the studio is part of a project, which also includes training for the station’s journalists and TV and radio broadcasting technology, funded by Germany with over AFN 11 million. The overall aim is to help improve the quality of local journalism to inform communities with fair and balanced reporting and to help voice people’s opinions in local politics.
23.12.2014 | Press release
Funded by the German government, the overall budget for the school building project amounted to over AFN 30 million. The amount also went to supplying the school with new furniture for classrooms, office and laboratory equipment. Overall, the new building and facilities will directly benefit over 5,000 students and 167 teachers.
20.12.2014 | Press release
The civil servants taking part in the course work for the district governor’s office (DGO) and all of the district’s local line departments.