Investment from the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and the Military Stabilisation Support Team (MSST) has seen a school in Nad 'Ali fully restored, with 600 pupils now being taught there every day.
The district of Nad 'Ali was until recently a stronghold for the Taliban and the local people would avoid allowing their youngsters out of their sight, let alone travel to be educated.
And, during the Taliban's rule, the school was left to fall into a dilapidated state.
Now, security in the area is handled by the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police, supported by International Security Assistance Force troops.
One student at the school, nine-year-old Samiullah, wants to become a doctor and help the people of his home district.
The youngster listens intently to every word uttered by his teachers and is regarded as one of the brightest pupils at Nad 'Ali Central S
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