Afghan girls at the Student Council workshop

Afghan girls at the Student Council workshop

Afghan girls at the Student Council workshop

John Mitchell, Country Director for British Council Afghanistan blogs about the move to establish Student Councils within schools in the region and how this will help young people develop strong leadership skills and confidence to contribute to Afghanistan's future development.

A street in Kabul, Afghanistan

A street in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo credit: John Mitchell

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John Mitchell, Country Director for British Council Afghanistan, blogs about taking up his new posting and his initial impressions of the country and the work that we undertake there.

Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. Photo by: 401st_AFSB (Flickr, creative commons)

Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. Photo by: 401st_AFSB (Flickr, creative commons)

Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. Photo by: 401st_AFSB (Flickr, creative commons)

British Council Afghanistan director Paul Smith blogs about the process of transition taking place in Afghanistan and how the British Council is helping to develop the next generation of Afghan leaders through a range of programmes, projects and cultural exchange.

Pupils from Mariam Girls High School in Kabul

Pupils from Mariam Girls High School in Kabul

Pupils from Mariam Girls High School in Kabul

Paul Smith blogs about the educational opportunities that Afghanistan now offers young people, the determination to raise international awareness amongst its students and to pioneer concepts of global citizenship.

Film still from 'Addicted in Afghanistan'. Copyright: Jawed Taiman, Film FX Zone, Katalyst Productions Ltd

Film still from Jawed Taiman's 'Addicted in Afghanistan'

Film still from 'Addicted in Afghanistan'. Copyright: Jawed Taiman, Film FX Zone, Katalyst Productions Ltd

Paul Smith, British Council Director Afghanistan, blogs about the developing local film industry and how young Afghan filmmakers are making witnesses of us all, to everything that is happening in this extraordinary land.