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Marilyn Silverstone - IRAN. Literacy Corps
Fakhri helps women with their sewing, talks with a girl in a white 'chador' who is a bride to be and is embroidering cloth for her trousseau.
Girls working in the village carpet factory, located in a room of the weaver's house. The girls do not go to school, and earn 3 rials a day (the equivalent of $
A little girl waiting to go into class.
Abas teaches the boys classes, there are 60 of them in grades 1 through 5, he is a lively teacher and generates an atmosphere of excitement in his tiny classroo
Fakhri checks a little girl before going into school with an eye problem, most probably a trachoma.
Children learning how to write.
Fakhri teaches little girls in her classs, they are 41 in all.
Two girls learning how to read.
Fakhri helps women with their sewing. The woman in the center is a bride and is embroidering cloth for her trousseau.
Abas with students in his class
Abas and Fakhri outside the school with the students, a little girl is found to have badly running eyes (trachoma is a problem) so they wash out her eyes.
Fakhri talking with a little girl in her class
Fakhri and Abas had a been in the school with all the men of the village, Abas has gone home and Fakhri drops in to discuss school problems and for a cup of tea
Girls waiting to enter their school building.
In a small village a woman collecting water from a stream.
Abas and Fakhri talking with a man who has a bee-sting, give him advice on how to deal with it.
Boys in their classroom listening to their teacher.
A girl at her desk.
Fakhri on an inspection tour of villages, she helps women with the sewing she has instigated, the girl in the light chador is a bride to be and they are prepari