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Marilyn Silverstone - IRAN. Literacy Corps
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 $
Children learning how to write.
Boys in their classroom listening to their teacher.
In a small village a woman collecting water from a stream.
Girls waiting to enter their school building.
Fakhri teaches little girls in her classs, they are 41 in all.
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
Two girls learning how to read.
Fakhri checks a little girl before going into school with an eye problem, most probably a trachoma.
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 helps women with their sewing. The woman in the center is a bride and is embroidering cloth for her trousseau.
A little girl waiting to go into class.
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.
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
Abas and Fakhri talking with a man who has a bee-sting, give him advice on how to deal with it.