Zuckerberg-Backed Startup Seeks to Shake Up African Education

The Wall Street Journal – Matina Stevis and Simon Clark “An army of teachers wielding Nook tablets and backed by investors including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg is on a mission to bring inexpensive, private education to millions of the world’s poorest...

Despite Education Advances, a Host of Afghan School Woes

The New York Times – Rod Nordland “It is widely accepted that demand among Afghans for better schooling — and the actual opportunity to attend, particularly for girls — is at its highest point in decades. For Western officials seeking to show a positive...

School that teaches Afghan girls to speak for themselves

Al Arabiya – Staff Writer “Dah Yaya is an Afghan village set in stony hills and steeped in traditions that limit women to second-class status…But in a school set up by an Afghan-American woman…girls are learning to dream of a different...

Girls Who Risk Their Lives for Education

New York Times – Gordon Brown “Almost unnoticed, one of the great civil rights struggles of our times is being fought out in our midst. Across the Indian subcontinent, in Afghanistan and in Africa, supporters of universal girls’ education are being...