The Italian military contingent of the mission in Afghanistan has donated food and sports materials, respectively, to the public orphanage "Khuja Abdullah Ansari" and to the sports association Women Economy Social & Sport in Herat.
The delivery ceremony took place today at Camp Arena, home of the Train Advise Assist Command West (TAAC-W), headed by the "Pozzuolo del Friuli" cavalry brigade under the command of Brigadier General Giovanni Parmiggiani.
The donated food items will be used by the public orphanage for their own canteen. The Herat orphanage, which receives only state contributions, currently hosts 245 children, followed by the Institute until they reach the age of majority.
The sports equipment offered will allow the women's volleyball and cycling teams of the Association to have the necessary equipment (from uniforms to bike helmets, from sneakers to first aid kits) to continue training and participate in sports competitions organized in the province of Herat and beyond.
"This contribution from the Italian Contingent - General Parmiggiani underlined - wants to demonstrate our closeness and support to the social and associational activities that develop in Herat and throughout the province. The commitment of Afghans in these areas is an example for the whole population and an important sign of growth ā.
At the end of the ceremony, a group of athletes from the sports association performed with a dynamic martial arts essay and a volleyball match.