The packing party held four days ago once again demonstrated the strength and depth of TIE’s volunteer base. The call went out and over 100 showed up. We packed 279 large boxes of clothing, blankets, shoes, toys, stuffed animals and Mylar. We also filled plastic buckets with enough rice for 140,000 meals. It was a six […]
Budd didn’t want me to post this…but I am going to anyway! Although I might not have a job tomorrow, I think it is very important for our TIE family to hear that Budd was selected as Contra Costa County’s Humanitarian of 2012 by Local Happenings Magazine. I suspect that some of you may have […]
There is considerable debate among aid organizations regarding what to do with the estimated 35,000 people living in refugee camps in Kabul. They are victims of what one author described as a “pitiless Catch-22 policy” established by international humanitarian aid providers” (click HERE for New York Times article). The World Food program stopped providing food to […]
Working at Trust in Education has been an amazing experience. As TIE is a grassroots organization, volunteers are the heart of soul of the group, and TIE volunteers are the best. I want to thank you for all you have given to the people of Afghanistan, and all I have learned from you in the […]
Jack Howell, Trust in Education’s Solar Oven Project Director, was featured in an article in Colombia’s University’s Morningside Post. To learn more about the challenges and benefits of solar use worldwide, see the article here.
One of our TIE volunteers, Marie, has won a PTA Reflections award for the video she made for the Afghan children in our programs. In case you missed it:
Michelle Toy and Brent Cannon of NBC interview Budd about the work of Trust in Education in spring of 2008. Though several years old, this Emmy-nominated video does a great job of showing why the work of Trust in Education is so important .
As “The Girl Effect” so aptly describes, educating girls makes a big difference to society in the long run: * When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children. * An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to […]
One of the advantages of being a small grass-roots organization is that there are very few levels of approval. So when a well runs dry at one of our community learning centers, we can say “drill deeper” right away. Of course, since we run as a partnership with the Afghans, we offer to pay half […]
Tangi Saidan now has a volleyball team, thanks to Trust in Education supporters! Our “play strategy” brings exercise, learning and FUN to a an Afghan village. And the parents are partners in the venture, paying for the players’ jerseys. What more could you want? 🙂