Photo Gallery Shugufa August 17, 2016 Before the fall of the Taliban in 2001, there were virtually no girls in school in Afghanistan. By 2004, one million girls have entered, including Shugufa Sohrabi, age 11, whose family has recently returned from a refugee camp in Pakistan. Shugufa did not start primary school until she was 11 when she enrolled in a special U.N. program created for girls like her who had missed years of school because of the conflict in Afghanistan. She worked hard to catch up to her age group. Here she is in 2006 in the 6th grade. Despite increased attacks by the Taliban on girls’ education, Shugufa resolutely remains in school. “If they continue attacking schools, our country won’t progress. Without an education you can’t get anywhere,” says Shugufa.Shugufa and her father, Ziauddin, have become education advocates in their community. Ziauddin tries to convince others in his village that they should send their children to school and Shugufa tutors girls who are struggling to keep with their studies. Shugufa is now in a university and hopes to get her master’s degree after she graduates. “These wars have never and will never stop girls from school. Girls will fight against whatever challenges come their way. Just like me who was able to go to school during these wars and suicide bombings, other girls will pursue their education the same way.” Meet other Time for School students.