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Afghan girl in school
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Finding hope in fragile contexts: Afghanistan 17 years on
By Julian Srodecki, Humanitarian Director, World Vision Middle East and Eastern Europe  Cover Photo: Girls in school in rural Afghanistan. Brett Tarver/World Vision  I returned to Afghanistan with many questions. As part of the team that set up World Vision’s work there in 2002, I wanted to see how our work is adapting to the needs of children and their families. 
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A new school with a new approach
From Monday to Friday, the new school in XiengNgeun programme area is filled with happy children who are eager to learn.The new primary school hosts 57 students from grade 1 to grade 5, taught by 5 teachers.A few years ago, teachers in the school followed an age-old teaching style of writing lessons on the blackboard and asking children to copy and memorize them. There were no learning activities, children were not encouraged to ask questions and in consequence did not participate. 
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