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UPDATE: Afghan Girls Twice Denied Visas Just Won Silver Medals

These Afghan girls who were twice denied visas to the United States were just given silver medals in recognition of their perseverance and cultural triumph. The high school students were competing in the First Global Challenge – a robotics competition based out of Washington D.C. Despite not being from any

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White House Intervenes to Grant Rejected Afghan Girls Entry to U.S. for Robotics Contest

The Trump Administration overturned its recent decision to deny the visas of a female team of Afghani students participating in a world robotics competition. The drama of the school girls’ denied visas was widely covered by mainstream media. Even though Afghanistan is not included in the recent travel ban on

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Afghan Teacher Pedals Books to Remote Villages on Bicycle (WATCH)

A teacher in Afghanistan turned his bike into a mobile library and cruises the countryside giving kids a chance to read. Saber Hosseini loads his bicycle with hundreds of books every weekend and pedals to villages who don’t have schools. In a few weeks he returns with new books from

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Preparations Underway For Afghanistan’s First Women’s University

Plans for Afghanistan’s first all-women’s university have been unveiled by the country’s first lady, Rula Ghani. “Building a university for girls is one of the promises of Mr Ghani that he vowed during presidential campaigns and now we are on the eve of its implementation,” Rula announced on January 20th.”Those girls that are not allowed to

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