• Club Number 18039
  • District 9685
  • Chartered 1946

A New School in Borjegai, Afghanistan

New School in Borjegai

This project came to us via a RYLARIAN – a young Afghan refugee named Ali Yunespour – dedicated to improving education for boys and girls in the country of his birth.

As a result we have formed a partnership with Indigo Foundation, an independent Australian NGO with previous experience in Afghanistan, to build a co-ed school for 1000 pupils in the village of Borjegai in the Hazara region of the country.

Construction was on schedule, and the school was completed and operational by late 2010.  We have committed also to assisting with the school’s first year’s operating costs and are discussing with the Rotary Club of Kabul ways in which we can co-operate with them and the Rotary Foundation to further fund improvements in teaching and related facilities.

Past President Rob Mitchell, Borjegai Project Chairman

Media Downloads (PDFs):
Press Release
Northern District Times Front Page News
Northern District TImes Article
Rotary On The Move Newsletter Article

Website Links: 
June 13 2011 News story in the Sydney Morning Herald
February 2012 Update Report from Kabul – Indigo Foundation


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