Afghanistan: The Right to Learn
In Afghanistan, two decades of conflict have not only destroyed the country's bricks and mortar, but have torn its social fabric and created a long-lasting education crisis. An entire generation of Afghans has grown up with virtually no education.
The cost of deploying one US soldier for a year could build 20 schools -- it could also help 20 more villages rebuild & undermine the Taliban. Nicholas Kristof quotes IRC president George Rupp in his New York Times column.