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Kevin Bishop, a music teacher at the Hartt School Community Division at the University of Hartford, and his wife, Holly, a music teacher in Middlebury, will teach at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul this summer in a trip funded by the U.S. Embassy, according to the Republican-American newspaper.
The couple, which started the organization, Cuatro Puntos (four points, in Spanish), two years ago to do outreach projects and concerts throughout the world, will spend four weeks teaching.
The institute, which has 170 students, provides a general education to students in a country with a high rate of illiteracy, Kevin Bishop said.
''It's one of the few schools where boys and girls are treated equally and have an education,'' Holly Bishop said. At the conclusion of their teaching assignments, they will perform in concert.
Kevin Bishop said he hopes the trip will help promote peace.
''It's part of the mission of our organization, and my own personal mission, to promote peace through music. People who are taught music are not taught to pick up guns and fight," he said. Click here to read the article.