I thought I'd share a couple of images with you from the past few days. Thursday saw a farewell party for an old ACTED colleague, Mustafa, who has been the Head of Admin here in Maymana since 2004. We had a splendid evening of live music, dancing and delicious food. I had the very good fortune to be accompanied by Shopikar's beautiful 8-year old daughter Arazo.
My day Friday included shopping for Burqas with Audrey and Genevieve. More than a few laughs were had--photos to follow later. We then attended a workshop closing ceremony for the new female ACTED staff members. Twenty or so women from Qaisar, Almar and Kohistan districts attended and received certificates. I had a chance to catch up with Aziza Joya who used to run our Women's Center here in Maymana back in 2005. I also met her daughter and enjoyed the company of lovely Arazo once again. Aziza is now the head of the Women's and Social Affairs Department for Faryab. It was truly a pleasure to see her again. She is a fireball.
The last photo is of the sunset we enjoyed here this evening on the roof. Yes, it was that dusty today.