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Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Under The Taliban, How Can A Girl Attend School Undercover?

Shabana Basij-Rasikh on the TED stage
Shabana Basij-Rasikh on the TED stage

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Going UndercoverAbout Shabana Basij-Rasikh's TED TalkWhen Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six years old, the Taliban forbade girls from getting an education. Rather than giving in to their threats, she dressed up as a boy and went to a secret school for girls in Kabul.About Shabana Basij-RasikhShabana Basij-Rasikh was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. She went to high school in the United States through the YES exchange program, and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. During college, she founded HELA, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Afghan women through education. After graduating, she returned to Afghanistan where she founded SOLA, a private boarding school for Afghan girls.She is also a global ambassador for Girl Rising. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.