In pictures: Afghan school life


'I want to be educated'

Zarmina, 8, lives in the remote Sherzad district, south-west of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. Sherzad is not far from the Tora Bora cave complex near the Pakistan border.

"I travel every day for an hour from my village to school. I am in class one and I can write my name. I have made a lot of friends.

"However, we can't study most days because it's rainy or windy. I want to be an educated Afghan girl."

Text and pictures by Bilal Sarwary.

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