KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 19, 2011) — The newly-built classrooms for Sir Asyab Girls High School in Kabul received new desks this week as the school prepares for a grand opening ceremony early next month
Previously, the high school had three buildings equipped with splintered and broken desks. New desks were also provided for the older buildings as part of the project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funded by the Commander’s Emergency Response Program.
Original plans for the new, two-story building requested by the Afghan Ministry of Education were scaled back to one story and designed with a safety corridor that will provide the more than 3,600 Afghan students with a safe escape should the building experience an earthquake or fire. (Photo by U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jordan Jones/Released)