Girl children of Qeshm study in tents because the classrooms are very old and badly worn out and the government has not attended to their schools. (The state-run IRNA news agency – February 1, 2017)
Qeshm is an island in the Strait of Hormuz, a few kilometers off the southern coast of Iran (Persian Gulf). With a surface area of 1491 square kilometers which is 2.5 times the size of Bahrain, the island is comprised of 59 towns and villages.
On the other hand in Karaj, girl students face dysfunctional heating systems, shortage of educational space, and weak building structures in their schools. Limited educational space has practically brought about a situation where 60 per cent of the schools in this area work in two shifts.
Karaj is situated 20 kilometers west of Tehran, at the foothills of Alborz Mountains. It is the fourth largest city in Iran.