Monday, October 27, 2008

The Faces of Innocence

Afghan girls and boys show their delight at the opening of a new wing at the Tajwar Sultana Girls School in Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Robert Romano

American Forces Press Service

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2008 – Afghan children are benefiting and thriving thanks to sustained efforts by a U.S. task force and a program that is helping to expand and improve their schools.

A new addition to a Kabul school was opened over the weekend in a ceremony that included Afghan officials, school faculty and U.S. military officials, as well as the local contractors who completed the work.

"This is the greatest day of my life. I feel as though I am the mother of all these children,” said Rabia Abdullah, principal of the Tajwar Sultana Girls School. “We used to teach them in tents, and now we have a school."


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Blogger Kat said...

That is just awesome. Thank you for sharing. :)

Monday, October 27, 2008 8:33:00 AM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

Aren't the girls beautiful!..Thank you-our troops- for making this happen!

Monday, October 27, 2008 9:22:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


Thank's for posting this Word :-)

This warmend my heart.

Monday, October 27, 2008 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

This is indeed wonderful, but there is a sad undercurrent.

Some of these girls are considered of marriageable age under Islamic law. The fight is far from over to protect their human rights.

Monday, October 27, 2008 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Average American said...

Winning hearts and minds, that's what it's all about. It'll take time but good will prevail.

Monday, October 27, 2008 1:11:00 PM  

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