Kabul Press: The official exam results for admission to military university of so-call country Afghanistan reveal systematic racial discrimination against the Hazara. While the Hazara students with top exam results cannot gain admission, the Pashtuns gain admission with the worst exam results. For instance, in Oruzgan, a Pashtun student with exam result 132 gains admission, but in the same province a Hazara with exam result 312 cannot.
Oruzgan is a Hazara native land which is invaded by (...)
Friday 28 December 2007
Dear Friends, We are very pleased to learn that you started an initiative in your country to raise awareness on the need to eliminate illiteracy which is in fact an important obstacle to human and social development. Part of Paulo Freire’s legacy is exactly the conviction that literacy and education is empowering people to transform themselves and their society. Paulo Freire’s legacy is also alive in civil society movements such as your initiative to create a literate and educated society in Afghanistan. Learning from other countries’ experience will be as important as creating your own approach to learning and literacy which needs to be adjusted to the specific context, historical moment, peoples’ needs and interests and existing possibilities and opportunities. We are convinced that you will be able to contribute significantly to this process with your campaign and we hereby offer you with whatever support necessary within our modest possibilities. ....
Yours sincerely, Moacir Gadotti