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Afghanistan Education

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Were Schools A U.S. Win In Afghanistan? Maybe Not So Much. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Afghanistan's situation already looking more precarious than ever because of a re-energized Taliban insurgency and potential Islami...

What I Learned From Teaching the Children of War

Azizullah Royesh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Education
Azizullah Royesh

My work in the refugee camps and later in Afghanistan made me realize the challenges were graver than I had initially thought. The school needed to counter the legacies of wartime, such as the culture of violence, hatred and pessimism, through civic-oriented approaches.

A Teacher in Kabul

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an 18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life's harsh lessons.

Female Afghan Student: 'I Had To Hide My Books Under My Burqa'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Children in Afghanistan receive a free education, but some can't go because their family can't afford simple supplies like a writing instrument. B...

My Motivation

Hassina Sherjan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Hassina Sherjan

Those of us who were lucky to be born in families who could take us out of Afghanistan after the Soviet occupation have a responsibility towards those who we left behind.

Emerging Voices: Broadband Investment In Afghanistan

Tae Yoo | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Through ICT-based workforce programs, Afghan students are being trained in the skills they need for jobs that will not only provide income but also boost their country's development.

Afghanistan's Journey to Literacy

Ned Colt | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Ned Colt

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." It's particularly true for Afghanistan, where an entire generation has known nothing but conflict.

Empowering Girls, Enriching Developing Nations

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

What often goes overlooked is the financial opportunity that many countries sacrifice by not encouraging girls to receive an education and doing everything in their power to help girls go to school.

No Time to Abandon Afghan Women

David Cortright | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
David Cortright

Afghan women and girls have achieved significant social and economic gains over the last decade. These achievements must be protected as foreign troops begin to withdraw and political negotiations seek to end the war.

Tribal Afghans Create Co-Ed School

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
Rahilla Zafar


Greg Mortenson Inspires Branksome Hall to Raise $9,000 in Pennies for Peace Drive

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

What do you get when a passionate all-girls school in Toronto sets their sights on raising money for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan to go to school? Millions of pennies!

Afghan Girls Return To School Despite Acid Attack | DEXTER FILKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- One morning two months ago, Shamsia Husseini and her sister were walking through the muddy streets to the local girls school ...

651 Afghan Schools Close This Year Due To Terrorist Activity | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The number of teachers and students killed in the past 10 months has nearly doubled the total casualties of last year, authorities in the ministry of ...

Afghan Schoolgirls Describe Acid Attacks (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MSNBC has a powerful video on young girls in Afghanistan who were attacked with acid for going to school. The girls describe the attack and how it has...