Ethiopia and Kenya on track to reach MDGs
First Lady Azeb Mesfin, chairperson of Fre Addis Ethiopia Women’s Association (FAEWA), said Ethiopia will achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MGDs) in the girls’ education sector (more here). Meanwhile, Kenya has made significant progress in reaching the goals, with a new report showing literacy levels in the country are now at 83 percent. Read more here.
Critics give Iranian education low marks
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is calling for fundamental changes in the government’s school system to make it more “Iranian and Islamic.,” but critics worry that this will only exacerbate a school system already falling behind. Read more here.
Former Afghan child refugee becomes hero to hundreds of orphans
Andeisha Farid, 28, founded the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization in Kabul in 2008 to create orphanages that were safe environments, places to learn and paths to the future. From Kabul, Farid talked with CNN about her own devastating childhood, teaching kids about tolerance and security concerns living in Afghanistan. Read and watch here.