An image of a woman nursing her baby in the middle of her university exam is being shared online for the best reason

Tuesday 20 March 2018 15:45
Picture:(Afghan Youth Association/ GoFundMe)

A photo of a woman in Afghanistan taking an exam as she nurses her baby has gone viral online.

Twenty-five-year old Jahan Taab was taking a social sciences entrance exam for a university in Kabul when her baby started crying, CNN reports.

She got off her seat and sat on the ground to nurse him, continuing the exam.

Yahya Erfan was monitoring, and couldn’t help but take a photo, calling her “amazing”.

People seized on the picture, celebrating Taab's determination for an education

It isn't easy for the 25-year-old mother, who comes from a "poor" family and would have to travel 10 hours to school.

Sixteen years after the war, and though the country continues to lag behind on women’s rights. Approximately two thirds of Afghan girls do not going to school, a Human Rights Watch report says. Even if she does pass her entrance exam, she may not be able to afford the school.

The Afghan Youth Association has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her education. You can donate here,

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