Afghan teachers defy the Taliban by secretly educating teenage girls

KABUL — A group of teenage girls quietly entered Fawzia’s house, took off their shoes, and gathered in the living room for a secret history lesson. Fawzia, who asked to be identified only by her first name, spoke of Afghanistan’s legendary treasure, the Bactrian gold, and its former kings and queens. The 56-year-old teacher sees … Read more

Afghan teachers defy the Taliban by secretly educating teenage girls

KABUL — A group of teenage girls quietly entered Fawzia’s house, took off their shoes, and gathered in the living room for a secret history lesson. Fawzia, who asked to be identified only by her first name, spoke of Afghanistan’s legendary treasure, the Bactrian gold, and its former kings and queens. The 56-year-old teacher sees … Read more

Dreams on team: Afghan girls and women are desperate to get back to class | Art and design

Sahar, 17, an 11th-grade high school student, helps her sister, Hadia, with her homework after school in their home in Kabul. Sahar wants to become an engineer, but must now at least learn at home as best she can. “I try to continue my lessons at home, but nonetheless, the environment in the school, the … Read more