The nearest JWL learning centre is about 20 km away from my home. The region is mountainous and it takes about 3 hours’ walk to reach the learning centre. My name is Tamana; I’m one of the Diploma students from Daikundi, Afghanistan. I live in a remote village called Seyadara in Ashterlay District. I studied the first two courses in Bamyan and after that I moved to my home village.
I have the course content downloaded on my laptop and I study from home. When I have to post my assignments, I go to a small mountain and get connected to [the] internet using mobile data. Sometimes the internet works well and those times I watch the videos and also download some course-related materials, or take the screenshots and at home I read them and work on my assignments. Though it’s spring there is still a lot of snow and at other times it rains and is often windy. I’m happy that I can still continue with my studies despite the lockdown announced by the government.