Three female Afghan students brought home gold medals after participating in a competition scientific competition in Kenya.
The competition was hosted in Kenya which was attended by around 300 students from 27 countries around the world.
The winners of the competition who returned to Afghanistan said they had participated in the event to compete in biology.
They urged the Afghan families to allow their children, specifically their daughters to continue to their studies so that they can earn more honor for Afghanistan.
Girls’ education was almost non-existent during the years of Taliban rule but saw a rapid growth after U.S. troops entered the country resulting in the fall of the Taliban.
According to United States Agency for International Development (USAID) there are eight million Afghan children enrolled in schools; 2.5 million of them are girls.