In November 2008, a dozen girls were sprayed with acid by the Taliban, simply for
going to school. The Mirwais School for Girls closed its doors as a result but
reopened days later, refusing to be intimidated by the Taliban’s tactics. Many of
the girls, as well as victims of the attack, returned, along with Shamsia Jafari,
17, who had the most severe burns on her face.
Since the incident, the school has raised money and hopes to buy a school bus to
protect the girls on their way to class.
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