Thirty years of chronic instability and conflict have had a dramatic impact on children’s education and wellbeing in Afghanistan.
There are now 2.4 million Afghan girls enrolled in school, compared to 5,000 in 2001, just before the fall of the Taliban regime.
Whilst the increasing attendance numbers are encouraging, Afghan girls and boys still face many barriers to receiving an education. A lack of security, high rates of abenteeism due to crippling poverty and cultural attitudes deny the majority an opportunity of an education.
Good quality education is considered to be one of the fundemental building blocks of a peaceful nation and is key to a countries development so the fight for increased access continues.
Pictures and Video shot on assignment for Act for Peace for the Christmas Bowl 2013 appeal.