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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Will The Taliban Attack Make Parents Afraid To Send Kids To School?

NPR – Marc Silver

“Last week, the Taliban attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing more than 140 people, most of them schoolchildren. In a country where only 57 percent of elementary-school age children attend school, how will this massacre affect efforts to bring more youngsters into class?…For insights, we turned to Madiha Afzal, who grew up in the city of Lahore. She is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution…People may be very scared to send their kids to school, but if the government tells them it’s ok, they’ll send kids to school…It sounds cliché to say it, but they really just want their kids to be educated. People in Pakistan are very brave, really attached to the idea of a good education.”(more)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Better Education and Girls’ Rights in Pakistan Start Now

The Huffington Post – Sarah Brown

“Amid the sadness and sorrows of a summer where children’s rights have been ignored, neglected, and trampled upon in the world’s conflict zones, there is a glimmer of hope. In the Pakistan province of Sindh, child marriage has been outlawed…Ending child marriages is one way of ensuring girls get the education they deserve…” (more)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Learn Chinese to get a job!

Pakistan Today – Staff Writer

“Pakistan-China Institute Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed has said that to capture the huge job market in projects related to Pak-China Economic Corridor, Pakistani youth and varsities must obtain benefit from Online Chinese Language classes offered by Pakistan-China Institute.” (more)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Malala’s father fighting for an education for girls worldwide

The Star – Louise Brown

“Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala who was shot by the Taliban, is in Canada to promote education for all girls.”(more)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza

Reuters – Staff Writer

Malala Yousafzai is a living legend. That a 15-year-old girl would be targeted and shot by the Taliban, live to tell the tale and then continue to fight for the education of women in Pakistan is the kind of story that cuts through cultural and geographic boundaries. It’s the kind of story that has the power to transform lives.”(more)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Malala Honored With Peace Prize in Netherlands

Time – Mike Corder

“Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, was honored Friday with the Children’s Peace Prize for her work promoting education for girls in her homeland.” (more)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Taliban Announces Support for Education for Girls in Afghanistan

Education News – Muhammad Nadeem

“The Taliban’s top leader has announced that the radical Islamist group will support modern education in Afghanistan and some tribal areas of Pakistan located on the Afghan borders.” (more)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mandarin becomes priority

China Daily – Zhang Yunbi

“China is training more Mandarin teachers and building more language schools in Pakistan to meet the growing demand for Mandarin speakers.” (more)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

World’s newest superhero Burka Avenger fights for Pakistani girls’ education

The Washington Post – AP

“Wonder Woman and Supergirl now have a Pakistani counterpart in the pantheon of female superheroes — one who shows a lot less skin. Meet Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.” (more)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pakistan’s Malala, shot by Taliban, takes education plea to U.N.

Reuters – Michelle Nichols

“Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for demanding education for girls, marked her 16th birthday with a passionate speech at the United Nations on Friday in which she said education could change the world.”(more)