A young Afghani woman is pictured hunched over, sitting cross-legged in the dirt.
She has her head down, cradling a baby in her lap.
In her left hand, she holds a piece of paper.
The single image is being shared all over the world – because of the story it tells us about the unshakeable determination of a 25-year-old mother who will not let anything get in the way of an education.
In Afghanistan, according to a 2017 survey, 84 per cent of women are illiterate, and less than two per cent have access to higher education.
Inspiring photo from social media: this mother is taking university entrance exam while taking care of her child, in Daikundi. Afghan women are unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/lus0eeuH48
— Shaharzad Akbar (@ShaharzadAkbar) March 19, 2018
Jahantab Ahmadi, at the moment this picture was taken, was sitting an entrance exam for a social sciences program at Nasir Khusraw Higher Education Institute in central Afghanistan.