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No mountain high enough to stop education reaching children

By Abdul Rahman Zaeem

HERAT, Afghanistan, 15 March 2017 - Travel north-west from Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and you will find yourself in the rugged province of Ghor. The word ‘Ghor’ means ‘mountain’ and the province lies at the end of the formidable Kush mountain range, some 2,500 metres above sea level. Here, the mainly farming community grow wheat, almonds and walnuts and spices, and raise sheep and goats for their wool. In this highland region, ploughing is still done using donkeys and bullocks and less than one per cent of farmers use mechanical tractors. 

United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
15 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Press Release