Partners in Afghanistan

islamic republic of afghanistan ministry_of_education Some of the schools that TIE supports are operated by the Ministry of Education.
islamic republic of ministry_of_economy The Ministry of Economy approved TIE’s registration as a foreign NGO. There are about 300 foreign NGOs on this list. TIE provides periodic activity reports and accounts to the Ministry for its expenditure of funds. All shipments by TIE through the Denton program must first be approved by the Ministry before they can be processed by USAID.
american medical overseas American Medical Overseas Relief (AMOR) built Afshar Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. The hospital is operated by Afghans, with oversight and support from Dr. Mark Scoffield. TIE continues to provide medical supplies and equipment to Afshar Hospital.
global_hope_network_international Global Hope Network International (GHNI) has partnered with TIE to provide 16,000 poplar tree cuttings which were planted by two farmers in April 2011. Both organizations hope these will serve as the catalyst for several poplar woodlots over the next few years. Over time, poplar woodlots will produce more income than opium.

US Partners

global-alliance-for-clean-cookstoves-logo---for-partner-use The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership that seeks to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
TIE was chosen by Stop Hunger Now and Reverand Billy Olsen to distribute packages of enriched rice that were packaged by volunteers from the Christ United Methodist Church in Fayette, North Carolina.Volunteers have helped us pack enough rice to provide over 300,000 meals and many more meals are in constantly in the works.


Organizational Donors

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has been a keynote speaker at several of TIE’s fundraising events. He has been an inspirational force throughout TIE’s history. His foundation has also provided grants for several of TIE’s programs and projects.
The MDRT Foundation provided TIE with a $5,000 grant, enough to purchase over 100 desks for the girl’s school in the village of Farza.
Several Rotary Clubs have given multiple generous grants:

  • Danville Sycamore Valley Rotary Club
  • Lafayette Rotary Club
  • Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Los Altos Rotary Club
  • Pittsburg Rotary Club
  • Walnut Creek Rotary Club
Nazifa  Sidiq, founder of Bolani, and her family, have committed a percentage of her sales from the Danville Costco store to Trust in Education.  They also have donated their time and delicious Afghan food to TIE’s “Fun Raising” events.
Global Healing provided a $7500 grant towards construction of Zohra’s girls school in Farza.


American Donors of Goods and Services

800 lbs of medical supplies were provided to TIE at minimal cost, which were then delivered to the Afshar Hospital in Kabul.
John Muir Medical Center provided more than 150 crutches, walkers and canes that were delivered to the Afshar hospital.
When the law firms of Hanson Bridgett LLP and Farella, Braun & Martel LLP upgraded their computers, they donated the computers that were replaced to TIE. As a consequence TIE has been able to provide two computer programs, with a third in the works.
Trust in Education was fortunate to have been chosen to help distribute beautiful illustrated children’s books featuring traditional Afghan teaching stories to children in the villages Trust in Education serves.
The Sports Basement periodically donates shoes, shin guards, jerseys, socks and soccer balls for the soccer programs supported by TIE.
Maclaren Baby selected Trust in Education to distribute 1000 new backpacks to Afghan children.
Trust in Education was chosen to distribute 800 songbooks and CDs with Afghan children’s music, created by Louise Pascale.
Trust in Education was chosen to distribute over 100 solar flashlights donated by One Million Lights. These became coveted prizes for TIE’s art, spelling and writing contests.
Shumba Marimba performed at a fundraising concert organized for Trust in Education.
Through her organization Traveling Postcards, Caroline Lovell is raising enough funds to support an after school art class for two years starting in May 2011.


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