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WORLD NEWS 11
Army September 3, 2009
By Capt Matt Moran
AUSTRALIAN troops have been
recognised for their role in set-
ting a new course for education in
Army engineers have refurbished
the Tarin Kowt Boys’ School in
Oruzgan province and are about to
get to work on the girls’ school.
Oruzgan Governor Assadullah
Hamdam said education was impor-
tant for the future of his country and
“It’s important that people get an
education, so by education we know
By Capt Matt Moran
AUSTRALIAN Army engineers have
been busy devising simple solutions
for Tarin Kowt’s sanitation and waste
Septic tanks have been installed and
a sanitation system to manage the waste
from the tanks is half way to completion.
Project Engineer Capt Daniel Waugh
said the facility was “the next block in
the sanitation system that Tarin Kowt
needs”. Previous rotations had started the
process by putting septic tanks in schools
and hospitals and his group was now giv-
ing that waste somewhere to go.
“Our plans involve the construction of
public toilets to centralise public waste,
in line with mentoring local government
departments to manage the collection and
dumping of the waste,” Capt Waugh said.
School’s in for boys
the difference between good and
bad,” he said.
On a recent inspection of work
sites, MRTF 2 engineers showed CO
Lt-Col Peter Connolly, the Oruzgan
Governor and local Mayor Maulawi
Obaidullah the work done on the
school, as well as progress on the
Tarin Kowt Waste Management
Facility and Kowtwal Crossing.
The original school has been
refurbished and a new building with
21 classrooms has been added.
The development includes site
services and ablution facilities, a gen-
erator, septic system and water tower.
Lt-Col Connolly said the schools,
the waste management plant and the
crossing contributed “to an extreme-
ly important line of operations within
MRTF 2’s holistic approach to coun-
Oruzgan’s education director,
Malem Rahmattulah Khan, stressed
the importance of such facilities.
“Education is like the eyes of the
human. If a man does not have eyes
then he doesn’t know where he’s
going. So, by this school, their eyes
will be open,” he said.
“ However, this is not enough.
We want more schools like this so
that our society can receive a good
Engineer Capt Brad Willis said
the site tours were “a great oppor-
tunity to put the local government
officials in the position where they
are being requested to provide devel-
“ We will assist them with the
delivery but the process needs to
begin with them,” he added.
The education sector in Tarin
Kowt had received a major boost
since the first reconstruction task
force arrived in 2006, Capt Willis
said, and MRTF 2 was now prepar-
ing to re-develop the Tarin Kowt
“It is now up to the provin-
cial government to continue train-
ing teachers to fill the schools and
maintain the facilities to develop a
prosperous future for the youth of
Oruzgan,” he said.
A waste, but not of time
Thanks, mate: Oruzgan education director Malem Rahmattulah
Khan thanks MRTF 2 CO Lt-Col Peter Connolly.
Bright future: Children from Tarin Kowt give the new-look boys’ school the
Photos by LCpl Joshua New
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