Monday, November 24, 2008

AWARENESS: Education as a "Weapon" in Pakistan

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times chronicles a private program promoting education in Pakistan. Particularly eye-opening are the shoddy public schools and the stories of girls seen as threats because of their education -- mothers secretly taking their girls to school and hiding it from fathers. Also, people testify that the Taliban is less likely to infiltrate a village if the populace is educated.

Opinion | Nicholas D. Kristof

Books Not Bombs

While the U.S. government is fighting Islamic extremism in Pakistan with bombs, private donations are quietly financing a more important campaign: education.

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