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GENDER EQUALITY MATTERS

In October of 2012, the world was deeply saddened and outraged to learn of the shooting of a young girl in Pakistan.  Malala Yousofzai, age 14, was shot by a Taliban-gunman while riding home on a school bus. A planned assassination attempt on her life occurred because she publicly advocated that girls be allowed to […]

Budd MacKenzie Honored by Dalai Lama on Feb. 23rd

Budd MacKenzie, a Lafayette resident, chosen one of 51 ‘Unsung Heroes of Compassion’, honored by the Dalai Lama on Feb. 23rd In 1999, during a private audience with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Dick Grace of Grace Family Foundation shared the kernel of an idea he was formulating: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could […]

Education Sponsorship Program

Since 2009 Trust In Education has provided an opportunity for individuals and schools to sponsor students in Afghanistan. Life is extremely difficult for many of these children. In all cases the families are very poor, and many of these children were previously working on the streets to help support their families. Through the sponsorship of […]

Highlights of 2013

A TIME TO REFLECT ON CHANGES WE’VE MADE TOGETHER        Mir Hussain is blind                  Zohra and Lailee embrace a brighter future   Just a few years ago, Mir, Zohra and Lailee were “street children” working on the streets of Kabul. They just completed their first year of college. […]

The Universal Child

A child is a child, be he/she yours, mine or theirs.   A child relies fully on adults to care for her/him.    A child is trusting and innocent, until life teaches her/him otherwise.      A child is universally a child… with the same wants and needs. If we have the privilege to directly or […]

A Gift For All Seasons

Beautiful Embroidered cell phone pouches, small clutch and shoulder purses.All proceeds benefit our Afghan refugee families. Cell pouches : 2 for $30.00             Zippered clutch 4×7.5″ : $18.00 Small square shoulder purse 5 x 5.5″ : $18.00 Full-size shoulder bags in an assortment of colors 10.5 x11″: $22.00

Khaled Hosseini Talk – Dec. 13, 2013

We are happy to say our event at Acalanes High School was a great success, as those of you who came know. Mr. Hosseini is an engaging speaker, and we were all both enlightened and entertained. He was kind enough to answer audience questions on topics that ranged from his books, his life as an […]

Khaled Hosseini – Up Close and Personal

Conversations: An Evening with Khaled Hosseini – Dec. 13, 2013 in Lafayette Join us for a special evening with New York Times Bestselling author, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, And The Mountains Echoed). Mr. Hosseini will discuss – in a casual and candid conversation – his work as both an author […]

Let There be … ART!

Nov. 12 – Dec. 13 : Afghan Students’ Art Exhibit Lafayette Public Library 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard Lafayette   The Lafayette Public Art Committee asked if they could display artwork created by our Afghan students, and we eagerly agreed. Come see incredible drawings depicting the children’s longing for Peace and their belief in Education as […]

300,000 Meals Begin Their Journey

On Sunday, November 10th, joined by around 55 volunteers, we packed 33,336 packages of rice  =  200,016 meals in less than 4 hours! You got the job done! The atmosphere in the warehouse was upbeat, and it was a joy watching the elementary and middle school kids happily banging lids onto the buckets of rice […]

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