November 27
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A secret online school has been launched in Afghanistan for girls older than 12 who were banned from returning to class by the Taliban government, The Times reported.

Despite the risks, the Learn Afghanistan charity set up the program for 100 girls this month, specializing in the Stem subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Details of the operation remain a secret to protect the staff and students, but the project offers classes three times a week on digital literacy, coding, building websites, and graphic design.

“We are educating 100 girls who will be the future of Afghanistan. Through tablets, they study collectively and are given homework throughout the week. We have female teachers with expertise in these areas,” the educational charity's founder, Pashtana Durrani, said.

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