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After 35 years of continuous war, Afghanistan is enjoying a soccer revival. In the midst of that revival is Nick Pugliese, a 23-year-old from Rochester, N.Y., who is the only American to play professional soccer in Afghanistan.
The new Technical Teacher Training Academy (TTTA) was inaugurated in Kabul on 4 December 2013 by Asif Nang, Deputy Minister for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) of Afghanistan, and Martin Jäger, Ambassador of Germany in Kabul.
Among economies in South Asia, a new World Bank Group report finds, Afghanistan made starting a business easier by reducing the time and cost to obtain a business license and by eliminating the inspection of the premises of newly registered companies. In addition, it strengthened its secured transactions system by implementing a unified collateral registry.
The Teacher Education Directorate (TED) of the Ministry of Education invited teacher trainers from all over Afghanistan to finalize a brand new course on peace education and human rights. This compulsory subject in the education of all teachers in the Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) of Afghanistan has so far been taught with out of date non standardized materials. For the first time in decades a standardized curriculum has been developed and now completed in a final review workshop from October 28 to 30 with the support of Afghan-German Cooperation and UNESCO.
An exhibition of products made by students from the Ministry of Education's (MoE) technical and vocational institutes around the country opened in Kabul on Wednesday to a massive crowd for the second time.
In the country's first victory against a Test-playing nation since national team's formation in 2001, the Afghan Cricket Team defeated host Bangladesh by 32 runs in their 2014 Asia World Cup match on Saturday night.
An exhibition called Mashq-e-Tawanaee displaying handicrafts made by handicapped Afghan women opened in Kabul on Saturday. The organizers of the exhibition said the event aimed to open up the market for the handicrafts to be sold.
Amid cheerful applause and motivational clapping, the musicians and singers from Afghanistan and some regional countries mesmerized a considerably big audience of mostly young Afghans in Kabul during a two-day “Afghanistan’s Peace Musical Festival” 2013.
Kabul hosted the first ever Information and Communications Technology (ICT) conference and exhibition aimed to give IT companies the exposure that they need to establish a good market for their services and products. Second Vice President, Karim Khalili, said that such conferences and exhibitions are important for growth of IT sector.