Students at Rabia Balkhi High School. (Image courtesy of the author)

Students at Rabia Balkhi High School. (Image courtesy of the author)

Students at Rabia Balkhi High School

John Mitchell, Director of British Council Afghanistan blogs about the improvement in education provision in Afghanistan and the part that the British Council is playing, in helping to support it as one of the keys to Afghanistan’s future.

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.