PRT sponsors literacy courses for women
Kabul, January 22, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): The provincial reconstruction team (PRT) in collaboration with the women affairs department has launched literacy course for women in the central province of Maidan Wardak.
According to a press release issued here on Monday, the courses will be held in 25 centres across the province in three month period. It would enable 3,000 women to read and write annually.
The education programme was launched the other day. In this connection, a special ceremony was held which was attended by officials, elders and residents. Provincial Governor Abdul Jabbad Naimi was the chief guest on the occasion.
In his address, the governor urged the need for enabling women to read and write. Women have to raise the future generations and much should be done to improve their status in the country, said the governor.
Other officials, speaking on the ocasion, said that education was key to success in future. In this age of information technology, women should not be left uneducated.
They pointed out that the high rate of registration of children at schools showed that the Afghan people knew the importance of education.