Girls and women and their teachers and protectors are still under attack in Afghanistan and elsewhere, simply because of their passion for reading, learning and a ticket out of crippling poverty and disenfranchisement.
Lake Victoria, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world, is suffering. It is polluted with raw sewage and it is muddy from the erosion of soil from nearby hills that have lost trees and shrubs to people in search of firewood.
The world's educational resources increasingly are in the palm of our hand. The only question is whether we can envision and create a new educational world where all children have access to the world's knowledge.