With the completion of a school in Raziq Kalay village, in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency, as many as 150 students will be able to study in a safe and comfortable learning environment.
The seven-room school has been completed at a cost of around Rs7 million, with financial assistance of the Japanese embassy.
The school was inaugurated by Consul General of Japan in Peshawar, Nawabzada Fazal Karim, on Monday amongst a large number of tribal elders and local villagers.
Addressing the participants, Afridi said that before the construction of the school, schoolchildren were being forced to travel long distances and attend classes in the open. Learning and Motivation Programme, a non-governmental organisation, however, took the matter to the Japanese embassy, which released funds for the school under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
The consul general assured that the Japanese government will continue to assist the people of tribal areas in the fields of education, health and vocational trainings.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2012.
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