courage-education-hope by Roberta Staley

Courage, Education and Hope - Trek

British Columbia’s Lauryn Oates believes that literacy is key to stability and security, gender equality and rule of law in Afghanistan.

Excerpt: “One tiny girl, with huge bags of stress and fatigue under feral eyes, clings mutely to a taller student during the song. The pain contained in that one little body doesn’t go unnoticed by Oates, who says that many of the students, all from desperately poor families, sometimes endure unspeakable things. “Some kids have terrible circumstances at home, or terrible things have happened in the past,” Oates says.”

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