Army 2nd Lt. Steve Klenke, an engineer with the Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, cuts the ribbon with local officials during the opening of a new school in the Safer Kala village of the province’s Dara-Noor district, May 12, 2009. The school is the sixth completed by the Nangarhar PRT since its beginning in November 2008. U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Nathaniel Allen
Rural Village Sees Brighter Future With Coalition’s HelpBy Air Force Capt. Dustin Hart
Special to American Forces Press Service
The Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team joined provincial government officials and the people of a rural village in the Dara-Noor district to celebrate the May 12 completion of the school.
Local officials expressed their happiness with the completion of the school because of the benefits it will offer the people of Safer Kala village.
“This is a proud moment for everyone here because even in this remote area, where no school existed before, the government, through the help of the [International Security Assistance Forces,] was able to provide a school building for the children to be educated,” said Mohammad Ibrahim, Nangarhar province deputy director of education.
The school, which cost $178,000, took less than a year to complete and includes two school buildings, two restrooms, and two wells.
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