Today in Afghanistan, more than 5.7 million students—both boys and girls—attend school, and the Ministry of Education is working with foreign partners to implement a five-year National Education Strategic Plan. The abundance of fan mail from this new generation of literate, school-age children is one of the most encouraging signs for the future of Afghanistan. Some letters request that officials look into problems at school; others offer information that they have recently learned in school. These young people are all looking to the future and wish to acquire an education in order to better their circumstances.

Problems at a School for Girls

Name: Salma
Country: Afghanistan
Province: Badakhshan
District: Darah Mahmud Darim
Language: Dari

Radio Azadi Collection, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress (017.00.00)

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Request for a Song by Ahmad Zahir

Name: Khalida Sahar, Sadaf Bahar, Murcel Kashih, Sidiqa and Pazman
Country: Afghanistan
Province: Parwan
District: Siyakhar
Language: Dari

Radio Azadi Collection, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress (032.00.00)

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Students’ Request for Help from Radio Azadi

Name: Group of students
Country: Afghanistan
Province: Logar
District: Charkh
Language: Dari

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Teachers’ Concerns

Name: Group of teachers
Country: Afghanistan
Province: Balkh
City: Mazar-i Sharif
Language: Dari

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Song Request from a Student

Name: Faridullah Massud
Country: Afghanistan
Province: Wardak
Language: Pushtu

Radio Azadi Collection, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress (076.00.00)

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Problems with Police

Name: Students of the Yaqub Charkhi High School
Country: Afghanistan
Province: Logar
Language: Dari

Radio Azadi Collection, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress (013.00.00)

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Khushal Khan Khattak

Name: Rouza Din
Country: Afghanistan
Province: Wardak
District: Jalirz
Language: Pushtu

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A Poem from a High School Student

Name: Khan Mohammad
Country: Afghanistan
Province: Lagman
District: Allengar
Current location: Kabul
Language: Pushtu

Radio Azadi Collection, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress (036.00.00)

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