Afghans thirst for education, says Catholic Relief Services rep

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RADNOR, Pa. — After 30 years of war and repressive rule of the Taliban, today only 28 percent of the people in Afghanistan can read and write and 18 percent of them are women and girls, according to Catholic Relief Services representatives visiting the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Michaela Egger, education program coordinator for CRS Afghanistan, and two of her Afghan colleagues visited the Philadelphia Archdiocese recently to meet with donors and promote education and other components of the agency's strategic plan for Afghanistan.

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