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Ameenah, 13, is in seventh-grade in the girls' high school in Farghamanch, Jurm district, Badakhshan province, Afghanistan, Saturday morning, Oct. 24, 2009. She said she wants to use her education to become a doctor. As the Obama Administration seeks the formula for turning the tide of the war in Afghanistan, some aid organizations are advocating the National Solidarity Programme, a community-based development program that has made progress in some districts, setting up local councils that propose much-needed projects such as schools, drinking water facilities and roads.