KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Ministry of Education organised the first-ever National Conference on Inclusive and Child-Friendly Education, the United Nations mission in Kabul said on Wednesday.
More than 120 delegates from Ministry of Education, other government ministries, universities, NGOs, the donor community and UN agencies reaffirmed their commitment to promoting the right to education for all children.
The ministry adopted the Afghanistan Declaration on Inclusive and Child-Friendly Education developed by the delegates, stressing the importance of promoting non-discrimination in education and providing future generations with basic skills.
The Afghanistan Declaration says: "The education system should contribute to the peaceful development of Afghanistan, enabling children, families and communities to develop."
Held on Tuesday, the national conference, supported UNESCO and Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), was also an opportunity to celebrate the World Teacher Day 2010 under the slogan "Recovery begins with teachers".
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A line[Durrand line] of hatred that raised a wall between the two brothers -Hamid Karzai
For generations, the Hindus of India prayed for deliverance from "the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger and the vengeance of the Afghan."
The men of Kábul and Khilj also went home; and whenever they were questioned about the Musulmáns of the Kohistán (the mountains), and how matters stood there, they said, "Don't call it Kohistán, but Afghánistán; for there is nothing there but Afgháns and disturbances." Thus it is clear that for this reason the people of the country call their home in their own language Afghánistán, and themselves Afgháns. The people of India call them Patán; but the reason for this is not known. But it occurs to me, that when, under the rule of Muhammadan sovereigns, Musulmáns first came to the city of Patná, and dwelt there, the people of India (for that reason) called them Patáns—but God knows!