Provision of school furniture for Mir Qasim Jan High School.
On February 28, closing ceremonies were held for two recently completed school furniture procurement projects in Mir Qasim Jan and Sar Asyab villages of Chimtal District. The district governor of Chimtal, the director of education for the district, provincial council members, community development councils (CDCs), school principals and teachers, community elders, and representatives of USAID’s Community Based Stabilization Grants (CBSG) project attended the ceremonies.
The district governor of Chimtal and director of education thanked USAID for its financial support for the implementation of these projects and emphasized the contribution such projects made to creating good relations between the local Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the communities in underserved and relatively unstable areas like Chimtal District.
During his speech, the district governor of Chimtal stated, “such projects bolster better relations between the local government and the communities of unstable areas. They create the feeling amongst the communities that they should look toward legitimate government rather than the insurgency. Seeing the effective impact of CBSG projects, more communities have become interested in the program and are asking us for grants to be awarded for them as well.” The head of the CDC also expressed his full readiness to collaborate fully for quality implementation of CBSG projects in the area.
USAID/Afghanistan Program Highlights: 2/16/2011-2/28/2011