Villagers Receive Winter Supplies
The Bagram Provincial
Reconstruction Kapisa Team delivered winter coats and shoes to
a village in the Nijrab district of Afghanistan’s Kapisa
smiling Afghan girl carries a box of shoes delivered
by the International Security Assistance Force’s
Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team, during a humanitarian
drop in the Nijrab district of Afghanistan’s
Kapisa province. The PRT delivered coats and shoes to the
village of Shoki.
by James Bolinger
“Humanitarian assistance drops spread goodwill and provide basic needs,
like clothing, to places where people can’t provide for themselves,” said
Air Force Capt. Erick Saks, Bagram PRT representative.
works with government officials to decide where people need
humanitarian assistance. The PRT, with the help of Shoki’s
village elders, handed out winter clothing and shoes for adults
and children, which were donated from charities in the United
States and purchased with civil affairs funds.
the 10 months we’ve have been in country, we have never
given humanitarian supplies to this village,” said Saks. “We
have often driven by, but we haven’t had the opportunity
to stop. Every time we pass, all of these kids run out to the
road, many without shoes or coats. I’m really glad we
finally had a chance to meet with the elders and help these
the coats and shoes, Bagram PRT members drove to Morales-Frazier
Forward Operating Base to pick up several large tents, which
will be delivered to a school in northern Kapisa. While speaking
to Afghans in northern Kapisa last week, PRT officials discovered
a school that didn’t have any buildings, Saks said. They
were holding school in a snow-covered field.
tents will help protect these children from the elements, since
we can’t currently build a school there,” he said.