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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!

ART- dream of peace

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

family of rice packers

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 […]

What’s Happening at TIE?

Nov. 10, Sunday  : Rice Packing Party starting 10:00 am   Stop Hunger Now 1567 Alvarado Street San Leandro Note: We’ll pack until we’re done, but not past 3:00 pm! Did you know you can take BART, and walk just 2 blocks to the warehouse?  Bring a book to read on the ride, or better […]

Zero Option – NOT an Option for TIE

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 The news from and about Afghanistan continues to be troubling. Jack Howell brought me the most recent “bad news” article written by Joel Brinkley, recently published in the San Francisco Chronicle, entitled “Greedy Karzai risks U.S. triggering the “zero option”. Long time no report. My apologies. I’ve been in Montana vegging. No, not eating them, […]


Trust In Education is enlisting your support in promoting the advancement of women’s rights around the world, employing a strategy that has yet to be openly adopted by our government. To sign the online petition, please click here: GENDER EQUALITY PETITION As Hillary Clinton moves out and on, news commentators have recently remarked how she successfully […]

Lapis Jewelry Sales To Support Afghan Education

TIE is selling beautiful Afghan lapis jewelry. Each piece has been improved by our dedicated quality control volunteer, Suzanne Rogge. Suzanne creates her own beautiful jewelry pieces and donates a portion of her profits to TIE and other nonprofit organizations close to her heart. Suzanne did some online research and this is what she discovered; […]