Boston College provides online education to Afghan women refugees
Posted on October 20, 2022
Written by AUW
Boston College, through the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, is one of a handful of American universities offering online, graduate-level education courses this fall for young alumni of Asian University for Women, who had been living and working in Afghanistan prior the fall of Kabul in August 2021, but now reside in Bangladesh.
Lynch School Professor Emerita Maria Estela Brisk generated an intensive, six-week, three-credit course on Teaching the Genres of Writing, provided without charge to 20 Afghan female students who had been airlifted out of Kabul just a year ago.
The goal of the program, explained Brisk, is to prepare female educational leaders who will positively affect the education of young women, particularly high school students in Bangladesh and in nearby countries.