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Kabul life: An NGO worker's diary

Will Beharrell (Image courtesy of Turquoise Mountain Foundation)
Will Beharrell lives and works in the Afghan capital Kabul

Will Beharrell is deputy managing director of the Kabul-based NGO, the Turquoise Mountain Foundation.

The Turquoise Mountain Foundation is working to regenerate Kabul's historic cultural and commercial centre and the traditional Afghan arts of woodwork, calligraphy, jewellery, and ceramics.

In a special journal for the Politics Show, Will gives an insight into his life working for an NGO in Afghanistan's capital city.

From the mundane to the profound, Will's diary mentions a bomb threat in the same breath as a buffet; a police search alongside bonfire night.

His diary provides a rare snapshot of life as a foreigner in a war torn land.

Calligraphy student (Image courtesy of Turquoise Mountain Foundation)
The foundation is investing in the regeneration of traditional Afghan arts

Sunday

A female body-builder, a women's garden and another bomb threat.

Monday
Pahlawan the dog, negotiating bombs and Karzai flu.

Tuesday
Sling shots, marbles and 'lost' drinks.

Children from Murad Khane (Image courtesy of Turquoise Mountain Foundation)
Children in Murad Khane, the ancient heart of Kabul

Wednesday

Recruitment, rubbish and roses.

Thursday
Buffets, lock downs and bonfire night.

Friday
Prayers, peacocks and thoughts of home.



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