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On the Road in Badakhshan Province
On the Road in Badakhshan

The following are clips from Episode 1: Badakhshan Province of On the Road ("Hai Maidan Tai Maidan"), an innovative Afghan national TV program which showcases the diversity of Afghanistan and the progress being made in the country's development. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the weekly television series features a different region each week. The 26-episode series highlights Afghanistan’s pivotal role in the region as a traders’ route and examines the historical relevance of roads and development to local economic growth, education, and access to services. Tolo TV began airing the On the Road series on November 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM (local Kabul time). On the Road is a combined effort of the U.S. Government, the Moby Media Group and The Louis Berger Group/Black & Veatch Joint Venture.

On The Road in Badakhshan Province: Sharing Breakfast

On arrival in Badakhshan, Afghan national TV host, Mujeeb Arez, shares a peaceful breakfast with some friends. The meal features local products, including a special kind of black tea which is very popular in the area.

On The Road in Badakhshan Province: Village Life

National TV host Mujeeb Arez explores the Badakhshan people's close connection to horses for both sport and practical purposes. Animal husbandry is a common practice especially in villages.

On The Road in Badakhshan Province: Maternity School Visit

In Badakhshan, nearly 65 percent of women die in childbirth. A maternity school was established in 2002 where Afghan national TV host, Mujeeb Arez, speaks with an employee about the progress being made. Now, over 50 percent of the women in the area have access to medical care.

On The Road in Badakhshan Province: Veterinary Clinics

With the support of the U.S. and Dutch governments, the number of veterinary clinics in Afghanistan have increased from two to 30. Afghan national TV host, Mujeeb Arez, speaks with a doctor about these improvements. In Afghanistan, animals are an integral part of daily living, so advancements in animal care have a direct, positive effect on people's daily lives.

On The Road in Badakhshan Province: Marriage

Afghan national TV host, Mujeeb Arez, shares another common cultural tradition in Afghanistan: the marriage ceremony. Mujeeb speaks with the groom who explains that 1,200 men will be attending his wedding, which lasts 15-16 days.

 

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