Education A Vital Part Of Rebuilding Extremist Strongholds
As military victories in Mosul and ensuing ones in places like Raqqa are taking place, the plan to rebuild extremist-torn nations should include equal weight towards education. After the defeat of ISIS in Mosul, there will be over three hundred and fifty thousand elementary and secondary aged students will be returning to school. Millions more like them are without access schools to during conflicts.
As many of these nations in the Middle East and Africa struggle with high adult illiteracy rates and little to no vocational options, the process of rebuilding for the long haul to ensure future generations of these countries citizens can stand on their own is paramount. Without the ability to forge and maintain their own societies through industry and awareness, enemies such as ISIS will capitalize and the cycle will continue.