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How many schools have been built in Afghanistan since 2001?

Asked by rexpresso (920points) August 23rd, 2010

I saw a report on national TV (european country) that affirmed that some 600 schools were supposed to be built, and from those, zero were actually built — and the money went to build giant palaces to the elite.

Having seen the pictures of the palace complex on TV, I don’t doubt the palaces. It’s not even hard for me to believe that no school has been built. I know the world works like this.

But still I would like to read about this online. Do you know any link? I’ve been searching without luck.

Thanks!

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josie's avatar

http://afghanistan.usaid.gov/en/Page.FAQ.aspx
http://afghanistan.usaid.gov/en/Page.FAQ.aspx
Note the change in education funding and construction after the overthrow of the Taliban. Note also Taliban intereference with education of women, and their destruction of schools. Control of oil routes Eastward notwithstanding, there is one answer to the question “Why are we there?”

rexpresso's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir thanks but that seems to be an official information, which is not what I’m looking for. Well, it’s useful because it says about the 680 supposed schools. But now I want info on the suspected failure to deliver. Thanks!

rexpresso's avatar

@josie thanks, I’ll have to refer you to my previous answer though.

Trillian's avatar

@rexpresso I don’t know how much information is available here, but it seemed to me that the best sources would be from people who are or have actually been there. So I looked for some blogs. At the very least you could ask the bloggers some questions. Here are a couple:

http://helmandblog.blogspot.com/

http://billandbobsadventure.blogspot.com/

http://greetingsfromafghanistan.blogspot.com/

http://www.afghanlord.org/

If you are able to use these and find any useful information, please let us know.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@rexpresso I’m not sure how you can then trust any information you will receive that I or you can find on the internet. All information, including that of bloggers and people saying there have been no schools built can be falsified.

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