Press Releases 2010
U.S. Embassy Renovates School In Sari-Chashma
September 21, 2010
Sari-Chashma, Tajikistan: Capt. Jessica Rice, Assistant Defense Attaché for the U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, cut the ribbon to open the newly renovated School #23 in the Jamoat of Sari-Chesma, Shurobod District. The renovations were funded by the U.S. Embassy for a total of $50,000 and implemented by the US Civil Affairs Team. Deputy Minister of Education Ashurbek Rasulov, Shurobod District Chairman Saidjafar Asrorov, and School #23 Director Aziz Gadomadov also attended the ceremony.
Capt. Rice remarked, "The children of Sari-Chashma can now have a quality school where they receive the education necessary for their futures."
The school is a one-story building renovated by CENTCOM CMSE Humanitarian Assistance funds at a cost of $50,000. The school has not been renovated since its construction in 1970 and the leaking roof has caused water damage to the structure of the roof and electrical system throughout the school.
This project is one of the many assistance projects the U.S. Embassy implements in Tajikistan on behalf of the American people. Since 1993, the American people have provided more than $900 million in assistance programs that support the economic growth, democratic institutions, health care, education and security systems of Tajikistan.