The classrooms are all set with new desks for the girls.
The hallways display intricate floor work representing Dari numbers.
The artists from the art installation competition have completed their murals, which are in the stairwells of the school.
1. The text on the top says “Gohar Khaton High School.” The text on the book the man on the stairs is holding is the name of a collection written by Mawlana Jalaludin Mohammad Blkhi or Rumi, as he is known in the Western world. He was a very influential and well known poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic in the 13th century. This whole piece portrays the era Gohar Khaton lived in and development of arts and literature at that time. The artist said “with this piece I wanted to show the arts and architecture and culture of that time so the name of the school could go well with this piece, showing the originality of Eastern arts in the 12th-13th century.
2. Uzbek, Turks, and Pashtuns dancing the Attan, the Afghan national dance together. The dance is typically limited to Pashtuns so this piece focuses on unity.
3. The artist created this piece based on nature. The colors she used all came from nature such as the rainbow is from the sky and the white objects generate light which helps bring life to humans and plants. She is showing a hand that is human and a cluster of plants. The artist says, just as plants need water, light, and care in order to grow and give fruit or shade, human beings also need good care, education, and other necessities in order to grow and become efficient individuals. So the life of humans is directly related to nature.
4. Hadith (Saying) from prophet Mohammad: To acquire knowledge is the duty of every man and woman
5. “My Sun, rise, it is time to rise.”
6. The name of this piece is “seedling.” The artist was inspired by the adage “whenever you hit me with an arrow/shoot me, it doesn’t injure me, it becomes a seedling.”