ACT - The Association of Christian Teachers
for Christians working in education
Schools in northern Tajikistan are teaching girls homemaking skills in an attempt to slow the country's divorce rate, it's reported. On the orders of Sughd Governor Abdurahmon Qodiri, 530 of the region's 912 secondary schools have already had clay tandoor ovens installed for baking naan bread, and 840 have stoves for preparing national dishes like mantou and pilau. The schools have also received 300 looms for weaving traditional carpets and wall-hangings, with expert teachers on hand to instruct their charges.
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