New York Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hoblin, the Civil Military Operations Officer for the 27th Brigade Combat Team and Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, the keys to a new school wing to Najibullah Kamran, the City of Kabul's Director of Education.
Task Force Phoenix invested $185,000 in building a new ten-room wing to the Tajwar Sultana Girls School, where 4,000 girls attend classes in three daily shifts.
Previously, many classes were held outside or under tents because an existing structure built almost 30 years ago was in poor condition and there was not enough space to meet student needs.
. ?We have built or started construction on 47 schools throughout Afghanistan. If you look into the eyes of these children you can see hope. These kids need and deserve our help. There is progress here," Hoblin said.
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