Afghan Teachers Defy Taliban by Secretly Schooling Teenage Girls Three months after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, girls haven’t been allowed in public school beyond sixth grade in Kabul and other cities
KABUL—A group of teenage girls filed quietly into Fawzia’s house, took off their shoes and gathered in the living room for a clandestine history lesson.
Fawzia, who asked to be identified only by her first name, talked about Afghanistan’s fabled treasure, the Bactrian Gold, and its past kings and queens. The 56-year-old teacher sees her new, secret work with teens as essential.
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