Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Schoolboys-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VV77.htmlConceptually similarUpper Shikhan Village in AfghanistanGP01X50Completed★★★★Damaged School in AfghanistanGP01X52Completed★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X4ECompleted★★★★Drought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Boys Trekking in AfghanistanGP01X4UCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3MCompleted★★★★Mother and Son in AfghanistanGP01X49Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X56Completed★★★★View AllGP01X4RSchoolboys in AfghanistanSchoolboys during the morning break near the village school of Shikhan. The school was built as a result of the National Solidarity Programme, a Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development scheme which specifically aims to develop the rural areas. The school is so popular it has to run a double shift with 324 boys in the morning and 380 girls in the afternoons. The school, the newly built drinking water system and the road were all badly damaged by the heavy rains and storms.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Full length-Groups-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Primary school age (5-9)Shoot:Climate Voices from AfghanistanIn the summer of 2001 photographer Robert Knoth and writer Antoinette de Jong traveled for weeks around the remote areas of northern Afghanistan where the population was suffering from a severe drought. In 2009, they revisited the same district of Shahr-e-Bozorg to try and find the families they had met eight years earlier. They found many of the people they interviewed and portrayed earlier and saw how rehabilitation programs had made a huge difference to their lives. But this spring, as northern Afghanistan was hit by extreme storms, rainfall and flooding for many weeks, much of the hard work that was done in recent years was falling apart yet again. Houses and schools collapsed, roads were disrupted or completely disappeared by landslides, and drinking water systems were polluted and destroyed. Climate change and overpopulation are causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans.