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Education in Afghanistan
Shabana Basij-Rasikh speaks about her effort to gain an education during Taliban rule, detailing the perils she faced. Learn more about the effort to educate Afghan girls »
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Reading to a dog increases confidence and generates excitement about reading. These trained dogs, assisted by dog-themed books and writing assignments, change a child's reading session from an abstract concept into a real life experience. Children get to read about a dog, see a dog, and touch a dog â an experience that leads to true and lasting learning.
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Imagine if you had to face cultural prejudice and threats against your life just for the opportunity to go to school. Would you still try to get an education? Girls all over Afghanistan have decided the risk is worth it, and are driving a new culture of learning in their nation.