writing-new-future by Roberta Staley

Writing a New Future - Elle Canada

Canadian Lauryn Oates’s efforts to improve literacy and gender equality in Afghanistan is helping pave the way for peace.

Excerpt: “ ‘Countries most likely to be at war are those with the worst education systems,’ Oates tells me passionately. ‘The status of women is the single greatest predictor of instability – and in Afghanistan, the mother’s education level determines the level of income, child mortality, sanitation and close to 80 other indicators.’ ”

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