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School for refugee children inaugurated in Peshawar

School for refugee children inaugurated in Peshawar

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Apr 19, 2016 - 09:20

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed school for Afghan refugee children has been inaugurated in the capital of Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, the government said.

The UNHCR-funded primary school in Hayatabad was inaugurated by Minister for Elementary and Secondary Educationinfo-icon Muhammad Atif Khan on Monday

German Ambassador Ina Lepel and UNCHR Representative Indrika Ratwattealso spoke at the inaugural ceremony for the school.Lepel appreciated efforts by various stakeholders for realising the project.

She sought support the communities that had been hosting Afghan refugees for several years. The improvement of education, healthinfo-icon and community infrastructure was a key concern for her country, she added.

Ratwatte reaffirmed UNHCR’s commitment to enhancingthe capacity of the KP government to promote education. He praised the provincial government for allowing Afghan children’s access to school.

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