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Evan Nehring: Why I Still Believe: Worldview, Cloud of Witnesses

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The Christian worldview answers the question: What happens when I die? http://t.co/XiHSxTLbei #life
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What do you believe happens when you die?

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Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls | Video on TED.com

Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today.

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Mary Glynn's curator insight, October 31, 2013 1:18 PM

Could you imagine having to dress as another person, cover your textbooks with grocery bags, and take different routes every day to go to school while knowing someone would kill you for going to school? This is what Shabana had to deal with every day. She and many other women and girls risked their lives for education, a chance at freedom. This talk shows just how priviledged some of us are, and that we should never take our right of education for granted.

Shabana is an inspiration for all women. She founded SOLA, a boarding school for girls in Afganistan, so she could give the gift of education to other women because "you can lose everything you own, but what remains in your mind stays with you."

 

Education should never be underappreciated and never taken for granted. It is a gift that each of us should use, and we should try to educate others in some way. Shabana is the epitome of using one's education to educate others. But we can all use our education to better others in different ways. Whether it is to teach one's children how to read, to use math skills to give a good tip to the waiter who served you dinner, or to use your education to serve others at your job every single day. I know I am going to use my higher education to teach other children. I know that I am priviledged ot have my education, and I want to share it and give my knowledge to other young boys and young girls. I will be able to inspire my class to learn and make an impact on their life early on, so they will be brave and confident to step up in the world and leave their mark.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story | Video on TED.com

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.
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Global Education and Global Citizenship

It is "education that opens people's eyes and minds to the realities of the globalised world and awakens them to bring about a world of greater justice, equi...
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Why is global education important?

A 6th grade social studies teacher on the importance of global education.
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Taliban restrict women's education in Pakistan

Taliban restrict women's education in Pakistan | Global Education | Scoop.it
Thousands of young women living in a part of Pakistan once considered the country's most idyllic tourist destination have been prevented from going to school after an order from Taliban forces which have seized control of much of the area.

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Mary Glynn's curator insight, December 22, 2013 11:52 PM

This international news article speaks about the tense situation occuring in Pakistan. Hundreds of schools have remained closed due to the violent attacks by the Taliban forces. The Taliban has enforced militant control over the nation, and have put an end to thousands of girls' education. Because the Taliban has zero tolerance for disobedience and will behead and torture anyone who goes against them, girls and children do not even attempt to go to school. They are scared that if they try to return to school for an education, they will be killed.

 

I hear on the news all the time about the Taliban and its presence in Middle East, but until I heard Shabana's story and I read this article I did not truly grasp the severity of the situation. Beheadings and assassinations. Bombings and destruction of homes and businesses. All because the Taliban wants to put an end to girls' education. It is terrible that a group of people can prevent not just 1, but 125,000 girls from receiving an education. It baffles me that someone would think that denying another their education is the right thing to do.A girl's education is her way of bettering her life. It is her method of gaining independence and moving up in the world. Every child and person deserves the right to better their life, which they can do through an education. Not only will their education make their life easier, but it will also allow them to help their community, economy, and the lives of those around them. So why would you try and hinder all of the good that can come out of an education?

 

This article  truly made me think about my life, and my freedom to achieve an education. I can go to school without fear of being beheaded, bombed, or shot. It made me think about gender equality in the United States versus gender equality in the Middle East and other nations. Compared to Pakistan, the U.S. has come a long way in bringing about equality for both sexes. We still have some issues to resolve, but here, girls and boys can go to school side-by-side and work together inside and outside the classroom which is a dream for Shabana and many girls in Pakistan and the Middle East. It's just a reminder that I need to make the most of my education and not waste it because others can only wish and dream of having a life like mine.

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Global Citizen: Primary Education

Access to education is not a privilege, it's a right. No one teaches us how to dream. We just do. But dreams can only carry the 67 million children not in sc...
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