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Improving Education in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan’s most isolated mountain region, nongovernmental organizations are often reluctant to do projects, considering the area too dangerous. But two Tajiki students from Earlham College, Shanoz Agnazarbekova (UWC Norway) and Bunyodjon Tusmatov (Mostar UWC) worked with the national education ministry to refurbish an orphanage school library and equip it with 1,800 academic books and 600 “books for pleasure,” plus computers, a TV, desks, and chairs.

“This summer, I’m going back to see how it works,” said Shanoz. “I’m hoping I can continue, by looking for more projects — because this is not the only area that needs this.”

This was a Project for Peace.