Twenty years ago, in 1996, Central Asia Institute was founded on this principle. Educating the children of villages torn by war, poverty, and isolation is the best way to solve conflict and provide opportunity.
“With women willing to lay down their lives for education, “said Thaden “It seems absurd that we can’t give up our daily cup of coffee for a month to provide one of these young women with a scholarship.”
Is Studying Astronomy an Impossible Wish in Afghanistan?
A school is never just a building. It takes a community working together, sometimes against formidable odds, to make any school succeed.
One of the happiest and most inspirational days in Afghanistan is “Back to School Day” at the end of March.
‘Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. Your pennies help girls become empowered citizens in their communities,’” Hayes said.
King’s 1916 book, “The Worth of a Girl,” outlined her belief that “every girl should be able to earn her own living, that she should be trained to some pursuit of her own happiness, and that she should become a useful member of society,”
The first Wednesday in March marks World Read Aloud Day, when millions of adults and children in 80 countries celebrate the power of simply reading aloud, and the right of every child to be literate and have an education.
Sometimes even smart people ask the wrong question.
Central Asia Institute-supported girls’ school bombed earlier this month by non-local militants.