Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/AFGHANISTAN – The “School of Peace” expands, while 3.7 million children are without school
Kabul – The “Tangi Kalay – School of Peace”, was established with the efforts of Italian Barnabite missionary, Father Giuseppe Moretti in Afghanistan and is one of the few “oases in the desert” for the literacy work carried out in Afghanistan. Because of the present conflict and tensions, in fact, the education sector is one of the most affected: in fact, 700 institutes have been closed in the last 18 years, with 3.7 million students left without a school. “Afghanistan is in a difficult situation given the post-election confusion, but our school moves forward. Indeed it is growing: recently, I was asked by the director to help purchase 24 new blackboards”, says to Fides Giuseppe Moretti, a missionary in Afghanistan from 1990 to 2015.