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Women’s Rights and a Petition

Gender Equality composite photo

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 […]

We Cannot Rely Solely on Education …

Two girls at a desk, cu

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 […]


Gender Equality composite photo

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

First day at new school - Kabul

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

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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 […]