18-year old Marian has been attending classes to learn to read and write for four months now. WFP food rations mean she can learn and contribute to her family’s upkeep. Photo Credit: Silke Buhr/World Food Programme

18-year old Marian has been attending classes to learn to read and write for four months now. WFP food rations mean she can learn and contribute to her family’s upkeep. Her childhood was spent as a refugee in Iran – she’s had no formal schooling before coming to these classes. “My husband encourages me to come here.” she says. The syllabus covered in the standard Afghan textbook includes modules on women’s rights.

Project: Food for Education
Implementing Partner: World Food Programme
Photographer: Silke Buhr
Location: Afghanistan