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  Educate a Mind, and Change Their World: Our Latest Project with Kahn Academy Education is the solution to almost everything. But, how do we make a quality education accessible to all? One solution is to provide free educational software on the internet. This is the vision of Sal Kahn, founder of Kahn Academy. Afghanistan’s […]

Class of 2014 – Meet Our Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2014 graduates of our Education Sponsorship Program! TIE, as most of you know, has had a sponsorship program since 2009, whereby families and schools have been sponsoring Afghan children. Most were working on the streets of Kabul. These children were not able to go to school. Their families needed the income they […]

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 […]

Benefit Concert for Afghanistan on March 20th

BACH COMES TO LAFAYETTE! To Purchase Tickets, go online: TIE Benefit Concert or call (925) (299-2010 Ext 4). TIE has been extremely fortunate in enlisting people willing to headline fund raising events, including author Khaled Hosseini, comedian Mark Lundholm, Ambassador Jawad (former ambassador to the United States from Afghanistan), and magician, Patrick Martin. I’m very […]

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 […]

Small Stuff – Can Mean So Much

 Ms. Krug and Walnut Creek Intermediate School     Shortly before I left for Kabul mid October, I had the pleasure of giving a talk to Julie Krug’s class at Walnut Creek Intermediate School. I arrived early and was able to watch her teach French.     Her students all had white erase boards with dry markers […]

When School is Out — Classes are Becoming “In”

     Afghan children attend public schools no more than four hours a day six days a week. There are two school sessions, morning and afternoon. A teacher is required to teach only one session.     Teachers can therefore teach before and after school classes, provided there is a room. For several years we have been […]

Julianne Moore, Alan Cumming and TIE Endorse Gender Equality

In 2013, Jill Humphries conducted several filmed interviews inside an Afghan shelter for women.  Her films led to the production of an online video narrated by Dan Rather, called “ Spirit Indestructible“…that everyone should watch. TIE is currently assisting Jill in finding sources for medical supplies to be used in a medical clinic she and […]

Improving Their Future One Child at a Time

Qualified Female Teachers in Short Supply Eight years ago it was impossible to find a qualified female teacher willing to teach in Lalander, the first village where TIE financed the construction of a school. Many families in Lalander would not allow their daughters to be taught by a man. Most were also afraid to let […]

Corruption and Waste Under Attack – 2014

When President Obama announced the decision to “draw down” troops from Afghanistan I was often asked what I thought would happen to Afghanistan. My response remained the same. Three factors impacting the future of Afghanistan     First, what happens in Pakistan. The fighting inside Afghanistan will never cease as long as the Taliban are supported, […]