Soldiers vs. Schools in Afghanistan: an update

Soldiers vs. Schools in Afghanistan: an update

We just found this story from July 2010, and it shows how much progress we still need to make with schools in Afghanistan

Soldiers vs. Schools in Afghanistan: a Draw?

“By the standards of history and cost-effectiveness, we are hugely overinvested in military tools and underinvested in education and diplomacy” He notes that, according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, our battle fleet is “larger than the next 13 navies combined” and that our military “has more people in its marching bands than the State Department has diplomats.” Mr. Kristoff would rather we put some of that money into building schools, pointing out that for the annual cost of 1 soldier in Afghanistan, we could start about 20 schools there instead.

Film Annex's Afghan Development Project allowed Francesco Rulli to collaborate with Citadel's Roya Mahboob to establish Film Annex Afghanistan and create a web channel called the Afghan Development Web TV. The mission is to show the world the new face of Afghanistan by broadcasting current event videos, interviews, and news clips as well as archival material directly from Afghan Youth Development. In the interview below, Francesco Rulli answers questions about the project and the future of Afghanistan.