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Schools on the Afghan border

Schools on the Afghan border 1

These girls in the school of Anjirob village are wearing, according to the Tajik practice, a standard dress for school so that poorer girls are not ashamed of their shabby clothes.

Schools on the Afghan border 2

Kisht village school principal Murodali Odinaev leads a community effort to plant trees in the school garden every year. Some of them survive.

Schools on the Afghan border 3

A school assistant serves soup made from WFP oil, pulses and flour and supplemented by vegetables from the parents.

Schools on the Afghan border 4

A school cook in Faizobod prepares the soup over a fire made from the cotton branches left after harvesting and gathered for winter fuel.

Schools on the Afghan border 5

Schools in Tajikistan use WFP fortified flour to make both baked bread and crispy wafers.

Schools on the Afghan border 6

A kitchen assistant prepares to carry soup bowls to the school canteen. Her school uses a wood fire because the decaying Soviet infrastructure of the traditional kitchen is beyond repair.