Afghan women soldiers attend English course

Afghan women soldiers during an English lesson
25 Jan 2019

The 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.

‘By 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.

The course 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).

‘We 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 Camp Arena. 

The English 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

 Conversation in English language between American teacher and Afghan women soldier

 

Afghan soldier during an English grammar test

Afghan soldier during an English grammar test

 

Afghan soldiers, American teacher and Italian gender advisor 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

Italian Officer of TAAC-W, 2nd Lt. Rosa Pastore, with Gender Avisor of Afghan Border Force of Herat, Gulghutai Melma


 

 

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