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Silsila is 10 years old and in the third grade at the Zabuli Education Center.
The oldest of five children, Silsila has two brothers and two sisters, one of whom is also a student at our school.
Silsila's father is a farmer and her mother is a housewife.
At school, Silsila reads her lessons eagerly. She is kind and well behaved. Every day she shares her lunch with her classmates.
Silsila wants to become an engineer or a teacher when she grows up.
Razia Jan: We are just about to conclude our fourth year of school. In the spring of 2008, when we first opened our doors, 80% of our students had never attended any school and were not able to read or write. As all of the girls were of different ages, the only choice we had was to admit them according to age.