A School For Ahmed
Organized by: The Sonder Project .org
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that." - MLK
This is Ahmed. On Friday, he was one of 24 people killed by Al Qaeda in a senseless terrorist attack targeting westerners in the capital city of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. He was 32 years old. He was a humanitarian worker, a brother, a friend, a son, a soon-to-be husband, and a devout muslim. He loved R. Kelly and soccer. And he had an African proverb in his back pocket for every situation.
According to the Al Qaeda group who made the attack, the intention was to punish the cross-worshipers for their crimes against people in the lands of the Muslims.
Al Qaeda only killed innocent, caring people on Friday; people that made this world a better place. People like Ahmed.
I am honored to have called Ahmed a dear friend. He was a brilliant man, fluent in many languages and wise beyond his years. He worked hard every day to make his country a better place for future generations, and to show others what it means to be a true Muslim in the face of all the fear being spread by radical Jihadists who give this peaceful religion a bad name. He had a soft spot in his heart for education and the opportunity for all the people of his beloved country to get an education.
In honor of Ahmed, the other victims of the Burkina Faso attacks, and the beautiful people of Burkina Faso ... let's take Ahmed's approach and do something good together, to show the world that good will always triumph over evil.
100% of your donation will go towards building a school to provide education to the people of Burkina Faso. It will be named after all of the victims of the attack that took place last Friday.