Penguin helps build school in Afghanistan

Penguin helps build school in Afghanistan

Penguin Books USA

Penguin Group (USA) has teamed up with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United States Association for UNHCR to build a primary school in Afghanistan. The school, which recently opened its doors to 270 students, is a tribute to American booksellers, librarians and educators who supported Khaled Hosseini's New York Times-bestselling novels, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, published by Penguin's Riverhead imprint. The school is located in Arababshirali, roughly 150 miles from Kabul, in Kunduz Province. The schoolhouse has six classrooms and is staffed by six teachers, four women and two men. Afghan students in grades one through six now regularly attend classes.

School in Arababshirali
The school in Arababshirali
(Photo UNHCR)

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