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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 $
A little girl waiting to go into class.
Fakhri helps women with their sewing. The woman in the center is a bride and is embroidering cloth for her trousseau.
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
Two girls learning how to read.
Children learning how to write.
A girl at her desk.
Fakhri teaches little girls in her classs, they are 41 in all.
In a small village a woman collecting water from a stream.
Girls waiting to enter their school building.
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.
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
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.
Boys in their classroom listening to their teacher.
Fakhri checks a little girl before going into school with an eye problem, most probably a trachoma.
Fakhri talking with a little girl in her class
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.