Our Master’s Program has students from over fifty different countries studying Peace, Conflict and Development in Spain, but we have one very special student. Lida, meaning beloved by all, truly embodies everything that our program is about. She has never known peace in her own country because she is from Afghanistan, but she believes it is possible through educating women and children. Against all adversity, Lida received an undergraduate in Sociology and Philosophy graduating at the top of her class, despite being told that these were male fields, much too difficult for a woman. She went on to work with various women’s groups in her own country, working for women’s rights while helping to run an orphanage. Against all odds, she received a full scholarship to our university, where she has excelled. Nobody had any idea how bad the economy was here until the university announced that the funding for her scholarship was cut. We are here to try to find the money for Lida to finish her Master’s Degree and thesis in Spain. When she finishes, she will return to Afghanistan to teach various nonviolent techniques, peace studies and conflict transformation methods to young people. Any additional money that is received will go directly to the orphanage that Lida has helped run.