Cathy Lam's Fundraiser:

Education for Afghan Women

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BENEFITING: TRUST IN EDUCATION

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2013

THE STORY:

Under the Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001, the women in Afghanistan were treated terribly. The oppression from the regime caused women who were once doctors and teachers to stay at home, be treated as slaves, work as prostitutes, and beg to feed their children. Despite the fall of the regime, the women of Afghanistan still continue to live in unjust circumstances. Child brides continue to be a leading cause of girls being illiterate. Once they are married they are forced to discontinue their education, have children as teenagers and stay at home to raise them. Health problems, high infant mortality, low life expectancy are just a few problems influencing a poverty stricken Afghanistan. Trust In Education is a foundation bringing education to women in Afghanistan so that their futures bring economic opportunities and a voice in the government to protect themselves. Education will be able to divert these women from a life of poverty and your donation will allow more girls to attend school.

We are a group of students from the San Francisco Bay Area, who are part of the student ambassador program for the World Affairs Council.

We hosted an event on March 29th, 2013 at the World Affairs Council, with guest speaker Budd Mackenzie. He is the founder of the organization Trust in Education, and discussed his work in Afghanistan with us. The following link is a recording of the discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrkiEYm6-g0&feature=youtu.be

 

For further information please visit the Trust In Education website: http://www.trustineducation.org/why-afghanistan/

 

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Fundraiser Title

Cathy Lam

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Kay and Dan Kramon

Kay and Dan Kramon

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Diana and Doug Stewart

Diana and Doug Stewart

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zaida mccall

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