Saturday, 24 January 2009

Nice to hear good news from Afghanistan

We are constantly being told of the death and destruction in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, so it is nice to hear a story of something positive and good coming from there.
An agreement has been signed between UNICEF and the Japanese that will see them give a £12,000,000 donation to build secure classrooms that will be used to educate up to 80,000 Afghan schoolchildren.
Both boys and girls will benefit from these classrooms which is significant as some Afghans believe it is not worthwhile educating girls.
It has taken us over 100 years to get rid of sexism, and we are still working at it.
Lets hope it does not take the Afghans that long.

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