A photograph of a female student nursing her baby while attempting an examination at her university in Afghanistan broke the internet for all the right reasons.
A social sciences student, 25-year-old Jahan Taab was sitting for a university entry test in Kabul when her baby started crying, The Independent reported.
In a rather heroic manner, Taab got off from her seat and sat on the muddy floor to nurse the baby, all the while continuing to solve her exam.
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Yahya Efran, the invigilator was amazed to witness the moment and took a picture of Taab and shared it on social media that went viral in no time. People praised her for the courage to go beyond the conventional roles women play in the region by applying for the higher education despite having an infant to take care of.
Wow!— Zakarya Hassani (@ZHassani7) March 19, 2018
This picture makes us feel better.
In order to say no to the ignorance, this #woman in central #Daikundi province of #afg while hugging her child participated in Kankor exam to join university & bring positive changes to her family's life.
Photo: social media pic.twitter.com/tzri8NBSiw
Inspiring photo from social media: this mother is taking university entrance exam while taking care of her child, in Daikundi. Afghan women are unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/lus0eeuH48— Shaharzad Akbar (@ShaharzadAkbar) March 19, 2018
Commentators remarked that the 25-year-old comes from humble origins and would have to travel 10 hours to reach school.
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A report recently published by the Human Rights Watch revealed that approximately two thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school. 16 years on, the state of education exacerbates in the the war-torn country.
Unfortunately, even if Taab does clear her entrance exam, she might not be able to afford the school.
This article originally appeared in Indy100.
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