In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he served as the “Expert on Principles of Education.” His wife Margaret and two daughters, Peg and Jan, came with him. Then teenagers, the Podlich sisters attended high school at the American International School of Kabul, which catered to the children of American and other foreigners living and working in the country. Continue reading »
Masooma Alizada, a member of Afghanistan’s Women’s National Cycling Team is reflected in a mirror at a house in Kabul February 20, 2015. Afghanistan’s Women’s National Cycling Team has been breaking new ground for women’s sports and pushing the boundaries of what is – and is not – acceptable for young women in the conservative Muslim country. Under the Taliban in the 1990s, women in Afghanistan were excluded from public life, banned from going to school or stepping outside their home without a male family member. Women’s rights have made gains since the hardline Islamist group’s ouster in 2001, but observers worry that progress is at risk as gender-based violence persists and women remain under-represented in politics. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)
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“Sesame Street” has made its way to Afghanistan. Television executives in the country are hoping that the show — which enjoys popularity around the world – will help educate its young population.
Afghan children with “Sesame Street” characters Ernie and Grover. (Reuters / Omar Sobhani) Continue reading »
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Weber assists Staff Sgt. Amber Goedde in donning a bomb suit, during an operations check to maintain proper functionality of the suit at Forward Operating Base Azizullah, Afghanistan, May 6, 2011. Weber is an explosive ordnance disposal technician deployed from the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, and Goedde is an EOD technician deployed from the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. (Staff Sgt. Stephen Schester/U.S. Army/theAtlantic). Click to zoom.
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