BAGRAMI DISTRICT, Kabul province – . Outside the recently constructed building at Qala-e-Ahmad Khan Girls High School, other students are in the schoolyard holding hands and running in circles during their break.
Later, Rukhsar recalls going to school before there was a new school building: “,” she says. “.”
Qala-e-Ahmad Khan Girls High School is in Qala-e-Ahmad Khan village in Bagrami district of Kabul province. . In 2012, it had only two buildings for its 2,200 students, who were mostly girls, but also included boys in Grades 1 to 4. Many students, like Rukhsar, had to study in a tent. Each season brought a new challenge to the students—the rainy days of spring, followed by hot summers and cold autumn weather made studying a daily discomfort for hundreds of students and teachers.