Monday, March 13, 2006

"Education is the Future of the Nation"

As seen at a school opening in Parwan Province. I had the banner translated to me as "Education is the future of the Nation". I am glad the Afghans (at least in Parwan) think this way. Note the contrast with other banners recently seen in Pakistan:

Odd thing is that it seems parts of war ravaged Afghanistan have a better attitude than parts of Pakistan. Maybe the Afghans learned the harder lesson when they experienced the savage rule of the Taliban. I would hope others don't have to go through the same thing to learn to wish for peaceful progress above all else.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just a matter of curriculum, isn't it? Pakistani radicals perpetuating 7th Century ideas, Afghanis wanting to join 21st Century reality.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Could be. Odd thing is that Pakistan would probably be considered more "advancd" than Afghanistan by most people...

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Shelleigh (aka Pie Shell) said...

The second photo... gave me chills... so scary.

5:59 PM  

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