Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Of Laghman: School Girls

We failed to make it to see the cattle insemination clinic in Laghman. Fortunately, we visited a girls' school, which was awesome. The cattle clinic might have been a funnier story in the end, but you just can't argue with how cool it is to see girls getting an education here. There are a bunch of things going well in Afghanistan and a bunch of things that could be a lot better. And I can't honestly say that these girls are going to go to college or even get jobs outside the home one day. But they'll at least be able to read, and to participate in discussions they couldn't have otherwise and maybe even run their households a little differently than they might have, and that wouldn't have happened if we weren't here.

(And it's a shame they're so back-lit, but as we've mentioned before, photography wasn't our primary mission on this day.)

1 comment:

Nomads By Nature said...

A bright spot in their lives. :)