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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, […]

Boy Crazy – Kabul 2014

October 2014 Nabi and I participated in payday yesterday for the children sponsored through TIE.    We meet with the sponsored children every visit (twice a year).  Computer classes were trumped by a gender equality revelation that came out during one interview.     We have several super stars who are being sponsored. Among them are […]

A planned assassination attempt on Malala Yousofzai’s life in October of 2012 occurred because she publicly advocated that girls be allowed to attend school. The oppression and suppression of women occurs daily, throughout the world, resulting in millions of women living in fear. The United States government, and Trust in Education for that matter, has […]

OCTOBER 11th Packing Party!

Join us on Saturday, October 11th for our second Annual Packing Party! at the Lafayette United Methodist Church 955 Moraga Rd. Lafayette from 10:00 A – 3:00 P Recommended Donations Please make sure that all items are in good condition and that they are clean and folded. Only donate what you would offer to a […]

We Cannot Rely Solely on Education …

We cannot rely solely on education and advocacy to gain equal rights for women. It’s taking too long and will not succeed, where male supremacists reign. In Just 8 Years,  Maybe Sooner… We will be married to a man 20+ years older We won’t leave the house without a legitimate reason, if our community even […]

Alum Builds Solar Cookers for Afghan Refugees

From the USF Newsroom 05-21-2014 It’s graduation season, and a new class of USF students will soon launch careers in law, science, nonprofits, business, and more. Almost all of them want to change the world; some already have. This month, we’re celebrating the pioneers who are leading and succeeding with stories about USF students, alumni, and […]


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 […]

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