Founder of Animal Rescue Organization in Afghanistan to Speak

Pen_ChewyFriday, October 16, 2015
Lafayette Library
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

While serving in Afghanistan, in 2006, Royal Marine Sergeant Pen Farthing broke up an organized dog fight. One of the dogs became the four-legged buddy of the Royal Marines stationed in Now Zad. So began Pen’s quest to rescue and improve the welfare of animals in Afghanistan through the nonprofit he founded–Nowzad Dogs (

Nowzad Dogs has helped reunite more than 700 soldiers, now back in their home countries, with the dogs and cats they rescued from Afghanistan’s front lines. Nowzad Dogs is the only authorized animal shelter in Afghanistan that employs the country’s first-ever female Afghan veterinarians.

Pen, who is the recipient of the 2014 CNN Hero Award and author of three books–One Dog at a Time, No Place Like Home, and Wyliesoldier and pup 2is coming to Lafayette. He will share the difficulties and rewards of working in a country where animals are not valued as companions, and the Taliban are still poses a serious threat.


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Meet Fahim, a talented and hardworking 8th grade student in Afghanistan.  He is the oldest of 4 children, loves playing football for the school team and his biggest desire is to stay in school.

Fahim’s family is very poor and he struggles to pay tuition and transportation needs to attend the elite school he qualified to be admitted.
Fahim is struggling to make the most of this opportunity.

Learn more about Fahim.

Learn more about our educational sponsorship program.

Educate a Mind, and Change Their World: Our Latest Project with Khan Academy
girls at computerEducation is the solution to almost everything. But, how do we make a quality education accessible to all? One solution is to provide free educational software on the internet. This is the vision of Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy. Afghanistan’s public school system and most Afghan families don’t have computers. Nor can they afford access to the internet. Even if they could, the Khan Academy videos are in English. Solution: Provide translated educational videos and material offline.Read more…..
Why do people contribute their time and money to Trust in Education? There’s no shortage of worthy organizations and causes.  We know why were are here. TIE has been there, seen the conditions and now know the history of our involvement in Afghanistan. These proved life altering.
We posed “the why question” and videotaped responses. Here’s one:

Read more…


Class of 2014 -Meet Our Graduates!

???????????????????????????????TIE, as most of you know, has had a sponsorship program since 2009, whereby families and schools have been sponsoring Afghan children. Most were working on the streets of Kabul. These children were not able to go to school. Their families needed the income they were generating on the streets.

Support of $50 has made it possible for sponsored children to permanently get off the streets and go to school.  We now have 70 children in the program and will be adding more next month, when the new school year begins.

The 2014 school year ended last November. Eight sponsored children graduated from high school, took the national college exam and are awaiting results. All eight plan to go to college and will likely get in. We also have our first college graduate, Zohra!!!!!

TIE’s Scavenger Hunt (something everyone can do from home)

I am often asked what people can do to help TIE other than write a check. It’s difficult to find work for everyone. Most of our work is done in Afghanistan. We finally have something everyone can do.

How can you help? Join TIE’s first scavenger hunt. Search for videos on YouTube that are informative, interesting and/or funny that needn’t be translated into Dari or Pashto and send the link to us.  We’ll upload the videos to our computer libraries and tablets in Afghanistan, which will make them even more enjoyable to explore.

Below is an example.

Read more about our YouTube Video library here…