There’s nothing a terrorist fears more than an educated girl. But right now, only 37% of adolescent girls in Afghanistan are literate. And of the 3.5 million children out of school, 85% are girls. This week we’re joined by one of the guys from an incredible company called Combat Flip Flops, co-founded by U.S. special forces members who met in Afghanistan, now creating jobs in war zones - and then turning business proceeds into community good and education in Afghanistan. Meet the Unarmed Forces.
Intro music by Siddhartha Corsus - Sita's Song
Episode music by Taomito – Desert Dream
Produced by WillPower Productions
Images & Video provided by Combat Flip Flops, Anthony Bolante of the Puget Sound Business Journal, AFN Afghanistan, USAID Afghanistan, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy.
Visit http://www.theglobalgoodpodcast.com to find all the resources you need to learn more and Take Action with the organizations and partners mentioned in today’s episode.
Visit Combat Flip Flops: https://www.combatflipflops.com
Visit Aid Afghanistan for Education (AAE): https://www.aidafghanistanforeducation.org
Visit Mines Advisory Group: https://www.maginternational.org
Visit The Station Foundation: https://thestationfoundation.org
Human Rights Watch Report on Girls Education: https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/17/afghanistan-girls-struggle-education
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