Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tea, Schools, and Afghanistan

The author of "Three Cups of Tea" was interviewed about how building schools in Afghanistan would go a long way to helping the country.  He wonders why we don't provide more money for education in Afghanistan.  He points out that the higher-education ministry in Afghanistan needs about $247 million to run its educational system but that the donor nations will not provide it.  He also points out that estimates state it takes $1 million to train up and keep a Soldier in Afghanistan and wonders why we don't pull back 247 Soldiers and start building schools.  Read the article in "A cup of tea bring the promise of good news in Afghanistan", The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 29, 2010.  Click here to read more Afghan War News.

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