Monthly Archives: January 2011

Education: The necessary tool to defy the Taliban

Education—the experience that allows one to shape one’s mind, beliefs, and ideas. It is essentially the process by which a society transmits its thoughts, knowledge, skills, and values to a new generation. Without education, one would not be able to … Continue reading

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I care because my cousin is deployed over there

Afghan children are unable to attend school due to their lack of school supplies. So What? Afghan children are unable to get an education despite their desire to learn. So what? If all you have to give is a pencil … Continue reading

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Battling Terrorism Using Pencils for Children

I am beginning to realize how important it is to educate the children and women in Afghanistan to bring peace to their country so that our troops can come home. While reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, I came … Continue reading

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Why education of girls is so important

By highlighting the importance of educating girls, journalist and executive producer of The Documentary Group, Tom Yellin and his team have set out to help end global poverty. One of their most important partners on this journey is Queen Rania … Continue reading

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Doing Something

As I start working to get school supplies to people who need them halfway around the globe, I think that it’s important to know why it is that I’m doing this. It’s part of a course that I’m taking this … Continue reading

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How Ungrateful Was I !

Often times we get lost in the bubble of our hectic lifestyles, and forget that beyond the lines of this country, people do exist. These are people who dream of a better future, which they hope one day to achieve. … Continue reading

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Can we ever hope to see any permanent peace and security?

  I remember my first international charity that was dear to my heart. It was the Invisible Children organization helping to stop the abduction of African children where they are forced to fight in an army. This organization has been rebuilding … Continue reading

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Education: The Fantasy of an Afghan Child

  The availability of education is something most of us, as Americans, take for granted. We have all had our share of days that when we did not want to get out of bed in the morning, when we would … Continue reading

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A Glimpse

Watching the presentation by Senior Master Sergeant Temple really helped me grasp and comprehend what life is like for the children of Afghanistan.  It showed me how dangerous life can truly be for a young boy or girl who is … Continue reading

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Making good use of waiting

“Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for … Continue reading

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