ANP Give Back to Local Kandahar City School
Story and Photos By Maj. Roy Hunter, Executive Officer, RPAC-South
Kandahar City— Recently, the Deputy Commander of 404 Maiwand Zone, Afghan National Police (ANP), Brig. Gen. Mirwaise Noorzai, orchestrated a Humanitarian Aid (HA) distribution at a local Kandahar City school. He was joined by the commander of the region’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Brig. Gen. Yousef Taryaedi, and the commander of the Police Sub-Station in Kandahar City, Precinct 1, Lt. Col. Gulab Shah.
The school is used by about 200 students during the morning and about 300 students in the afternoon from the local community for ages five through 16. It took seven ANP Light Terrain Vehicle (LTV) pick-up trucks to carry all the HA supplies to the school, their flat beds loaded to overflowing with the blanket-wrapped packages and boxes of clothing.
Items distributed by the local Afghan Uniformed Police along with members from the Regional Police Headquarters included staples such as food, prayer rugs, and blankets as well as items collected by family and friends of U.S. service members at the Regional Police Advisory Command – South (RPAC-S), such as school backpacks and other school related supplies, small toys, and personal hygiene items.
“This was truly an Afghan police-run event with a small handful of RPAC-S HQ Soldiers, Airmen, and Sailors where there to assist with the security and to enjoy the warm greetings of the Afghan children and parents,” Col. John Cuddy, the RPAC-S Commander said after the HA drop was completed.”