Building of Library in High-school for Girls in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

Where
Croatia
When
2018
Who
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Key objectives of the measure:

The key objective was to build a library in the Mazar-e-Sharif high school for girls in order to enable better education for girls. With the building of the library the Republic of Croatia contributes to the development of the educational system in the Balkh province in Afghanistan, giving support to the overall educational capacities of the province and of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in general.

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
financial
Main feature of the measure:

In 2012 the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia in cooperation with a diplomat and officer for civic-army relations (CIMIC) and with the support of the Croatian army in Afghanistan have successfully finalized the project of building a library in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province of north Afghanistan. This was a continuation of the successful pilot-project of building a primary school in Homaro Faroqu (that was financed also by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia as well as other schools in the area of Matar-e-Sharif). The library is 158 sq. meters large and it consists of a reading room, a book space, a documentation room and a room for the library director. It is equipped mostly with educational titles - 1923 books in Dari language and 23 books in English.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The library contributes to the education of pupils of Mazar-e-Sharif high school but also of other girls from the region (it is estimated that the library is used by 5000 girls), it offers opportunities to further knowledge in arts, history, medicine as well as other disciplines. The library offers better educational opportunities for around 5000 children as the high school Khorasan where the library is built is attended by 3879 girls.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

840.106KN (112.000EUR approx.).

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing
Cultural Value Chain
Participation