A big thank you to everyone who attended our event last Thursday with Pakistani human rights activist Sameena Nazir. We were happy to hear form her today that girls are now returning back to school in Pakistan’s troubled Swat Valley region. To learn more about the work of Ms. Nazir’s organization PODA, click here.
A girl looks on during a class in a school in Mingora, capital of Swat Valley district, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009. Scores of eager children headed back to school in northern Pakistan's battle-scarred Swat Valley on Saturday, many taking classes in buildings damaged during recent fighting between Taliban militants and security forces. – AP Photo. http://www.dawn.com