more than 200 schools in south and
have been attacked by Taliban extremist
According to the local education authorities
only in Laghman province more
than ten schools
set alight and
innocent school children particularly girls have been deprived once
again from their basic right of education and schooling.
One of the school
ablaze by extremist groups in
girls school located 15 km south of Laghman provincial center.
In Mandrawal school
about 500 girl students were getting education,
January 18 2006 at night a group of armed men torched Mandrawal girls school as a result of
such inhuman act not only heavy damage was inflicted on school
building but also thousands of schoolbooks, documents and school
furniture also destroyed.
appealed for urgent assistance because waiting more means losing another
education year for students.
respond positively to the
urgent need of education authorities and local
community, HASCO Volunteers organized school rehabilitation campaign as
part of education support programme in Afghanistan,
within 45 day intensive rehabilitation works Mandrawal girls school was
rehabilitated and students of Mandrawal school get another chance
to return to their classes and normal education process.
Campaign in Laghman
province 5 schools
have been rehabilitated by HASCO Volunteers in that province.
To read recent Human
Rights Watch Report about burning schools in Afghanistan please