2018.03.12 Attendance at the 15th Anniversary Celebration of SVA’s Afghanistan Office

Attendance at the 15th Anniversary Celebration of SVA’s Afghanistan Office.


December 3, 2018: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the pleasure of attending the 15th Anniversary of the Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA) Afghanistan Office at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In attendance with H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat was Mr. Basir Ahmad Hamdard, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Japan.


At the anniversary, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat gave his remarks about the importance of SVA and their mission to promote education in Afghanistan. Further he expressed his congratulations to Hon. Mr. Kyoei Wakabayashi, President of SVA, and Hon. Mr. Gido Sambe, Vice President, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, for reaching such a momentous milestone and impressed upon them just how much the people of Afghanistan would forever be grateful for their many noble works. Over the past fifteen years, the non-profit organization has launched school library projects, library renovation, and construction ov approximately 40 schools in Afghanistan while providing books translated in Dari and Pashto to children and in addition, they train teachers to teach children how to read. SVA had constructed many libraries, taught prospective Afghan teachers, and supported many Afghan craftspeople. With the generosity and hard work of the SVA team, they continue to play a key role in the development of Afghanistan’s education sector since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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