Since the education of females was forbidden during the Talibans, after their fall the international community worked hard to increase the number of schools and open to girls.
This series was taken in march 2006 in the province of Wardak, Afghanistan.
Up to 900, mostly girls, attended the school.
Few months ago the situation changed: the Talibans claimed to have influence across most of the country. They are now able to operate freely even in Wardak Province.
Mullah Hakmatullah, one of the leader of the Wardak community, said that Talibans do not control the roads nor the towns, but they hold the countryside and have increasing support because of the corruption of the administration. (BBC NEWS, 1 Feb 2008)
The school was burned down and now is only available for boys education: the girls have been kicked out.
Saverio Serravezza, born in 1973, lives and works in Italy.
[a former member]
2008-06-30 19:37:31 UTC