JINCHEON, South Korea -- Sporting white Adidas uniforms, a group of recently arrived Afghan children practiced taekwondo kicks on the grounds of a South Korean government agency. Taking advantage of last week's warm autumn sun, a father kicked a soccer ball with his son on the other side of the field.
"I am happy to practice taekwondo with no hijab," a 13-year-old girl said through a translator, asking not to be named. "There were no freedoms for girls in my home country. But here I can learn freely."