Buttle's World

14 January, 2009

Education and Challenges in Afghanistan

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 20:01

Speaking of that Islamic business of throwing acid in the faces of schoolgirls, Michael Yon has an interesting post up about Afghanistan.

He links to an encouraging story about one girl who was disfigured by one of those throwbacks and who is going to school anyway.

“My parents told me to keep coming to school even if I am killed,” said Shamsia, 17, in a moment after class. Shamsia’s mother, like nearly all of the adult women in the area, is unable to read or write. “The people who did this to me don’t want women to be educated. They want us to be stupid things.”

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