On 21 January 2016, UNAMID's Sector East handed over Quick Impact Projects (QPIs) comprising of a two-classroom building and a four- latrine building to the Principal of Al-Um Basic School for Girls, in El Daein, Central Darfur.
On behalf of UNAMID Sector East Head of Office, Tahir Cevik, Team Leader, Civil Affairs Section, noted that the Mission will continue to assist, within its capacity, the people of Darfur with such projects to help them improve their lives.
The Principal of Al-Um Basic School, Fatima Al-Noor Suleiman, thanked UNAMID for funding these two projects, which cost 50,000 U.S. dollars and were implemented by Al-Shooroq Organization for Social and Cultural Development, a local organization based in El Daein.
In another related development, UNAMID Sector East handed over, at same day, a police training centre, to the Acting Police Commissioner of East Darfur state, Major General Al-Radey Ali Omar. Mr. Ali expressed appreciation to UNAMID efforts in providing capacity-building training to the government police to enhance the policing system and equip police officers with the basic international policing standards.
The police training center was funded through the Mission's QIPs programme, cost over 60,000 U.S. dollars, and will be used in giving training sessions, along with other police-related activities, to more than 80 per cent of the nearly 3,000 police officers deployed in East Darfur state.