Here’s the video I promised. It was shot at two the English language Access Program sites in the Sugd Region, about an hour south of Khujand. I was traveling with two U.S. embassy employees, Sandra Jacobs, Cultural Affairs Officer, and Mahmud Naimov, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer.
The programs in this video are in Istaravshan and Ghonchi.
We then visited a program back in Istaravshan and then onto the town of Ghonchi. The following video captures the students introducing themselves in Istaravshan and entertaining us with songs in Ghonchi. The adult Tajik women are the teachers. This is my first video to be posted. While I have been taking photographs for decades, I am new at videography, as this video clearly indicates. But the kids are what are important.