The Ghazi High School was established as a “Lycée” in 1926 and from the beginning, had instruction in English.
A worker checks on the waste treatment facility.
After decades of war almost completely destroyed the school, USAID began working with the Ministry of Education to rebuild the school.
The USAID project to rebuild the school included a wastewater treatment facility. This wastewater system uses chlorine to disinfect drinking water and the wastewater is treated with a biological treatment system on the school property. USAID has included wastewater treatment installations in seven Kabul high schools, not only to modernize the campus, but to promote health and safety issues.
In addition to the clean drinking water, the Ghazi school now includes indoor plumbing, electricity, lights, heat, automatic fire detection and alarms, a public address system, a backup generator, and handicapped access. With the addition of what some may see as basic services, the students at Ghazi will now be able to focus more on education and less on having to deal with the complications of physical and structural restrictions.
Ghazi High School recently reopened and has an enrollment of more than 5,200 students. These young people are attending a new and improved facility with the most modern utilities available in the country. With a proper and comfortable environment, the students can concentrate on learning. Someday, they may be the future leaders of Afghanistan.