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ScienceNot long ago, instead of students, fighters darted along the halls or huddled in the laboratories of Kabul University’s science faculty. In fact, the faculty’s two buildings were nearly flattened during Afghanistan’s three decade war.

vocational-trainingDespite a budget shortage, the Women’s Affairs Department in southern Kandahar province has been able to train hundreds of women in various skills to help them become self-reliant, an official said on Sunday.

SCAThe Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) on Thursday said it had trained hundreds of people with disabilities, including 110 women, in markets-oriented vocational skills in 2013.

Girls attend school in record numbers in Khost, both in private and in public schools.The desire for education has never been higher among young Afghans, most importantly among their parents. There are currently about 200,000 students in Khost province.

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