Fath girls school, Herat, Afghanistan. Photo: NRC/Tiril Skarstein
The school has 7000 students. Every day one or two new ones are enrolled.
Quotes from Mahboba Sidiqi, the director of Fath Girls High School, Herat: "Some are from Herat, but many are also coming from other provinces like Faryab, Badghis and Ghor. The parents are happy with this school, but we are stuggeling to give a sufficiently good offer to all the students. We are running three shifts and 16 classes are being reached outside in tents. I wish we could at least have concrete floor where we have put up the tents. It gets very muddy when it is raining. Despite this, many families are willing to send their girls to school and that is very positive. Security concerns along the road to school is the main reason some parents are not seining their girls to school".
With support from NMFA, NRC has helped build an additional school building with class rooms, enabling more children have a place to study.