10 years old Saida, left and her classmate 11 years old Krishma, right, waits for their turn to pass their Quran Sharif subject midterm exam in Khauja Lakan school in Baghman district of Kabul province, Afghanistan, in July, 10, 2012.

Khauja Lakan school in Baghman is one of the school in Afghanistan that gets support as a part of “School in a Box” program which is a 3-year program that aims to prepare 12 schools for girls in Afghanistan to become models for girls’ public education in the country. Over 3 years, it will be deployed in schools based in different geographical areas and social contexts in selected provinces to demonstrate how the model can be replicated throughout the country. Photo by Farzana Wahidy