Young boys, mostly from families originally from nearby Kunar Province, attend a temporary community-based school in Behsud District, Nangarhar Province. The school is funded by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) who run numerous education and shelter projects in Nangarhar and across Afghanistan. The boys’ families returned from Pakistan in recent years after finding refuge there as far back as the 1980s during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
While they’ve returned to their home country they’re unable to go back to their home villages in neighbouring Kunar Province where conflict is still rife between insurgent & government forces.
I remember asking friend and photographer,@victorblue what his ultimate subject for photography was six or so months ago. He said he’d “be more than happy shooting kids learning in public school classrooms” for the rest of his days. Couldn’t help but feel a bit of the same today. Onya, Vic. Andrew Quilty / Oculi for NRC 19.11.2014