We want Afghan children to be able to go to school and to be better-treated. For this to happen, communities need to work with us and not feel that they’re having an agenda imposed on them. This is why we put so much effort into community engagement. Each of our education centres has a member of staff whose job it is to build relationships with the surrounding community. By getting religious and tribal leaders on side we win half the battle - they advocate on our behalf, encouraging families to educate their sons and daughters. If a girl stops turning up to class we go to her home and talk through any problems with her parents. It’s an intensive approach, but if we want to bring meaningful and lasting improvements to the children’s lives, then this is what needs to happen.