A girl washes prior to going to tent school in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Hundreds of one room schools have opened this year to provide children across Afghanistan access to an education for the first time.
From PBS Independent Lens - One Girl's Long Road to School and Safety in Sierra Leone: Agnes Libbi Smith lost her father during the civil war in Sierra Leone and her mother when she was 13 years old. Finding herself homeless, Agnes was physically abused and raped by a teacher who promised her an education. Finally breaking free and seeking help at the Rainbo Center with Amie Kandeh and the International Rescue Committee, Agnes hopes to become a doctor and help others.
Leontina and Ester during their first week of school in more than four years. Until recently the girls were among an estimated 7.6 million Congolese children who do not attend school. They are now making up for lost time in an accelerated learning program run by the International Rescue Committee.
Students at a primary school in the West Bank interact with their teacher and classmates. This is one of the classes where teachers have been trained in the IRC's 'Healing Classrooms' approach to education.