Afghan women soldiers attend English course
Afghan women soldiers during an English lesson
25 Jan 2019
Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) cell of the Train, Advise and Assist Command
West (TAAC-W) of Herat, is supporting a project aimed at promoting English
language training for women belonging to the Afghan Army. This program aims to further increase
interoperability between the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF)
and NATO partners.
attending this course, we improve our education and possibilities to go abroad
to study further and also to communicate with the coalition forces within
Resolute Support Mission’, says Gulghutai Melma, advisor for gender, women and
children with the Afghan Border Force in Herat. Melma is one of the students in
a four month long English language course for women in the Afghan National
Defense and Security Forces, currently being taught at Camp Arena, Herat.
is part of the Gender Occupational Opportunity Development Program organized by
the Afghan Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior, promoted by the
Italian Armed Forces and taught by American teachers in Train, Advise, Assist
Command West (TAAC-W).
promoted this program which has three different courses and they chose English.
They are really interested in approving their English skills and other skills
such as computer and literacy skills,’ says 2nd Lt. Rosa Pastore,
civil-military cooperation and gender advisor with the Italian Armed Forces in
course started on December 26th and will run until April 24th.
NATO remains committed
to helping Afghan military personnel enhance their capabilities wherever
possible to assist in ensuring that Afghanistan does not become a safe haven
for terrorists once more.
Conversation in English language between American
teacher and Afghan women soldier
Afghan soldier during an English grammar test
Afghan soldiers, American teacher and Italian gender
advisor during a lesson
Italian Officer of TAAC-W, 2nd Lt. Rosa Pastore, with Gender Avisor of Afghan Border
Force of Herat, Gulghutai Melma