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Afghanistan Reconstruction - School Book Printing

Kabul, Afghanistan
March 23, 2002

Back of Plane  Binding  Book Press  Close up of Book Box  Coallating 
USAID plane being unloaded of school supplies Binding.

Book Press

Close up of Book Box


Books and Box  Giving Book Bag to Girl  Hand written calligraphy  Press rolling; books coming off press  Unloading Plane 
Extreme Close-Up of Books and Box

Young girl receiving  Book Bag

Hand Written calligraphy

Press rolling; books coming off press

Unloading Plane


"The US government is doing a lot of things here, but I think probably one of the most significant things is the support of the "Back to School" program by providing textbooks. Because of the level of destruction after 20 years of warfare here in Afghanistan, there is simply not the printing, publishing capacity to do it in Afghanistan. So in neighboring Pakistan we and the US government worked with the University of Nebraska in Omaha, which has been through their Afghan center been doing work in Afghanistan for many years. Together we created a giant logistics system that got these books into children’s hands."

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