Reference : V-P-AF-E-02509
Date : 21/08/2016
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul. Portrait of a teacher of the ICRC orthopedic centre's home care programme who was also a patient of the centre after he lost his left leg to a landmine.
Photographer : HAYERI, Kiana
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : At the ICRC orthopaedic centre, he received a prosthesis that allowed him to walk with hardly a limp, as he still does today. Eighteen years ago, during the Taliban regime, when education was strictly controlled and girls banned from attending school, he applied to join the ICRC orthopaedic centre’s home care programme, giving lessons to paraplegic children. “I still remember my first student,” he remarks with pride. “I taught him right through from the 1st to the 12th grade. He is now a receptionist here at the Ortho Centre.” With scores of bedridden children to teach, his days are full. And the lessons he gives, which include history, geography, languages, religion and science are opening up joyful new worlds for his pupils. “A teacher is like a father,” he comments. “When the child is happy, the father is happy too."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4912x6549
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour