Years of war and destruction combined with increased school attendance created a serious shortage of education infrastructure in Afghanistan. Many schools operated in shifts so that they could accommodate students. Many school children learned in tents, dilapidated and dangerous buildings, or in the open air. Relief International enabled the construction of three schools — with a total of 60 classrooms — in the Nijrab district of the Kapisa province. The new facilities provided a safe learning space for more than 2,500 schoolchildren.