Tuesday, August 27
"Some 840 women will receive literacy classes and more than 20,000 people are expected to use the community libraries being set up by Afghanistan Reads, a community literacy project supported by the Norgrove Foundation," reports David Ross for HeraldScotland.com.
USAID has contributed funds for the programs. Norgrove, an aidworker in Afghanistan, was kidnapped and later killed during a failed rescue attempt.
John Norgrove, her father, maintains that education is "fundamental to the future of Afghanistan."
Photo of Afghan girl reading from a comic book distributed by Afghan soldiers, courtesy of US Sgt. Daniel P. Shook and Wikimedia Commons.