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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 […]

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 […]

Khaled Hosseini Talk – Dec. 13, 2013

Khaled Hosseini Acalanes event 12_13

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 […]

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 […]

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

rice distribution wahid2

 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, […]