International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Afghanistan's journey to literacy

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." It's particularly true for Afghanistan, where an entire generation has known nothing but conflict. Education is bringing change across the country, but there's a long and bumpy road ahead.

Read a blog post and photo essay the International Rescue Committee's Ned Colt shared with the Huffington Post as part of its #GivingTuesday series, produced with InterAction and other partners. 
Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday - which takes place for the first time today, November 27 - is a movement intended to open the holiday season on a philanthropic note. Go to to learn more and get involved.

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