For an uplifting read, check out this blog post highlighting the eagerness students have for education in Afghanistan and a group of folks looking to help them realize their dreams.
Taken from the Afghan Culture Unveiled website:
Humaira Ghilzai is the co-founder of the Afghan Friends Network, a non-profit that partners with local educators in Ghazni Province of Afghanistan to help students in grades 7-12 with math, physics, chemistry, biology and English. AFN currently has two Khurasan Learning Centers (KLC) for girls and one for boys. They serve over 750 students.