The war on children and education in Afghanistan should be our war too
Adjunct professor, University of British Columbia and associate faculty, School of Humanitarian Studies, Royal Roads University
Lauryn Oates designs, leads and manages programming in education in the developing world, particularly in conflict countries, specializing in the areas of reading and literacy education, teacher education and technology for education. She is adjunct faculty at the University of British Columbia from where she holds a PhD in language and literacy education, and has taught graduate students at the School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University in Victoria since 2014. She is executive director of CW4WAfghan, a Canadian charity delivering education programming in Afghanistan, and creator of Afghanistan's first and only open educational resource (OER) initiative, the Darakht-e Danesh Library. She is also a board member of the Syrian Kids Foundation.