BAMYAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Two local girls enjoy the Arzu Studio Hope garden and playground in Dragon Valley, west of the town of Bamyan, June 20, 2012. Women enrolled the Arzu program receive higher-than average compensation for their work as rug weavers, and are required to attend literacy classes. They also have access to day care for their children, hot water to wash clothes, a kitchen, and a garden where they can grow their own vegetables and herbs. Younger children attend classes before and after weaving the rugs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) – published in Bamyan Province emerges as a model for Afghanistan’s potential by rceast

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