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UK and Afghan troops help open school in Helmand

January 13, 2012

British soldiers and Afghan National Army (ANA) warriors have helped a crucial school open its doors for the first time in Helmand province.

Opening of Khorgajat School

Major Ross Noott, B Company, 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, at the opening of Khorgajat School. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Staff at Khorgajat School, in Nahr-e Saraj district, have been able to start work this year after an eighteen-month struggle to get the school built finally came to an end.

The build was co-ordinated by the local British Military Stabilisation Support Team (MSST), a tri-Service unit that co-ordinates reconstruction projects.

The MSST ran a tender process for local contractors to build the school and, with a winner in place, construction got underway at a total cost of 500,000 Afghanis, or £6,500, donated through UK military charity the Afghan Appeal Fund.

Continues at: mod.uk – UK and Afghan troops help open school in Helmand

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    January 13, 2012 21:01

    A notice that make felix as it is a step toward educations, school and culture possibilities, opening and extension. A significative initiative toward a free Afghanistan where culture is not only for few, but for alls. Thanks Claudio Alpaca

  2. Dave permalink
    January 13, 2012 23:44

    Great Photo. Great Job! Outstanding.

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