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Afghan girl washing hands
For families in poor and isolated areas like the mountain village of Murkan in Afghanistan, sharing basic knowledge and skills like washing hands - knowledge that the rest of us take for granted - can literally make the difference between life and death. By Muborak Ismoilova, Public Health Coordinator Afghanistan Lailo is six years old. She is an inquisitive girl living with her family in the remote mountain village of Murkan in the Warduj district. The family lives in very poor economic conditions. Her mother Soro is a widow with nine children. Two of Lailos other siblings died in early...
Digging a road in Afghanistan
Building roads in Afghanistan, making life easier for thousands of villagers, is more than the daily hard labour, dust, and dirty rocks. It is a love story like the one about the Afghan hero Farhad and Princess Shireen. By Engineer Kaiwan, Afghanistan By Engineer Kaiwan, Afghanistan   The story of the hero Farhad digging rocky mountains is famous in Afghan literature and history, especially in poems of Khesrow and Shireen by Nezamy (1161-1223), a famous poet of the 12th century. In the story Farhad loves Shireen, but she will only accept him if he moves a rocky mountain out of the way of a...
Afghan girl holding schoolbook
Less than half of all girls attend school in a country where conditions for women have been slow to change since the fall of the Taliban. Mission East has built six schools in Afghanistan. For thousands of girls this is the first time they can attend school.  Seven year old Mariam reveals a shy smile as she hides behind her little green study book, which she is using to learn how to read Dari, the language spoken in this north-eastern corner of Afghanistan.  Mariam is not yet wearing a burqa, like the ones covering both face and body of the slightly older girls in the village. She is only...
Mission East’s Managing Director, Dr Kim Hartzner, has just been on a trip to Afghanistan. What most people hear about Afghanistan is bombs, angry mullahs and Taliban, burning schools and fighting between the police and Taliban. But in general the news does not talk about the progress also taking place in the country.  It does not mention all the fantastic things that are happening in Afghanistan every day.   Among many other things, Mission East has built six schools in Afghanistan over the last year. During his visit, Kim Hartzner attended the handover ceremony at which the Afghan...
Mission East’s Managing Director, Dr Kim Hartzner, has just been on a trip to Afghanistan. What most people hear about Afghanistan is bombs, angry mullahs and Taliban, burning schools and fighting between the police and Taliban. But in general the news does not talk about the progress also taking place in the country.  It does not mention all the fantastic things that are happening in Afghanistan every day.   Among many other things, Mission East has built six schools in Afghanistan over the last year. During his visit, Kim Hartzner attended the handover ceremony at which the Afghan...

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