With the arrival of the spring season and Nowruz, millions of Afghan children across the nation returned to school on Thursday as the new year kicked in.
TOLOnews looks at two Afghan children, Asma and Abdul Ghafar - who are fortunate enough to be able to go to school.
Hundreds of thousands of children are however prevented from going to school due to ongoing turmoil and violence, a lack of access to schools and poverty.
“We are here to enroll my nephews at school so that they can have a bright future,” said the children's uncle Abdul Razaq.
“I want to get an education, I want to become a doctor,” said Asma.
Meanwhile, a number of teachers have said that the children are tomorrow’s leaders.
“I call upon families to enroll their children in schools, teachers are determined to train them so that they can serve their society,” said teacher Zainul Arab.
“We are trying to attract more students at schools,” said teacher Marzia Azizi.
It is expected that one million new Afghan pupils will start school this year. However problems continue to plague the education system including a shortage of school buildings and a lack of books and stationary.