Why TIE?

I’ve often wondered why people contribute their time and money to Trust in Education. There’s no shortage of worthy organizations and causes.  I know why I’m here. Been there, seen the conditions and now know the history of our involvement in Afghanistan. These proved life altering.
Cheryl Bowlan volunteered to pose “the why question” and videotape responses.They have been posted on YouTube:

Why I Support Trust in Education - Ginny Leavitt
 Ginny Leavitt
 Briana Grether
Briana Grether
Nabi Tawakali

Nabi Tawakali

Cheryl then persuaded Nabi and I to participate in a one hour taped interview. StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization, provides a recording booth in the San Francisco library. People are allowed one hour of recording time for free. All recordings are filed with the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
      YouTube experts maintain that the attention span of the average viewer lies somewhere between 3 – 5 minutes.  Keeping attention spans in mind,Cheryl carved out 3 minutes and 27 seconds of our interview and spent hours inserting photos. There are many photos you’ve never seen.
StoryCorps Interview Excerpt
StoryCorps Interview Excerpt
      While you’re at it you might want to watch our first solar cooked meal in Afghanistan.
2200 Afghan families, living in refugee camps, have taken lessons on how to cook with solar, have two solar cookers and a water purification indicator. 1500 more families will this year. Assuming an average family size of 10, that’s 37,000 people who will know how to cook with solar and can by the end of this year.
       There’s more very good news we will report soon. But, my attention span  minutes are up. Not yours, mine. Miles to go…before lunch.
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