School built by Norway used as a granary in Faryab


Of the 117 schools Norway has built in the province of Faryab in Afghanistan only 68 are confirmed to be open. One of the schools is used as private granary.

The analysis office Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) has examined the Norwegian-built schools in Faryab. VG has gained access to the report, which has been part of the evidence to Afghanistan Committee.
The report shows that in 40 of the total of 117 Norwegian-built schools in Faryab are located in areas that are so volatile that even the local Afghans who were to carry out the study, said it was too dangerous to visit them.
The observers visited 77 schools. Of these, 68 were open. Nine schools were completely closed due to poor security or because they had been destroyed by fighting or floods.
Sources VG has been in contact with, said the schools are being used in a variety of ways  from being used as barns to store weapons, in addition to actually being used as schools. One of the Norwegian schools  is, according to the newspaper used by the warlord Mullah Qadir as a private storage for grain and agricultural implements.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today