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School Supplies Drive comes to an end

With great sadness we are announcing that our School Supplies for Afghan Children Project has come to an end. With my retirement from the military & new civilian career, we simply don’t have the resources to keep the program running. … Continue reading

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Long Awaited Endings and New Beginnings

On this last week we came to class excited about the progress we’ve made in our collections. Paper and pens flew through the air as we rushed to finish the mountains of supplies we gathered into such a vast field … Continue reading

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The End of the Beginning

Sigh. Today was our last day of class for this semester. Our last day in this class with this group of classmates. Our last day actively collecting school supplies. Today was a really amazing day for our class. It was … Continue reading

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A Load Lifted

I’ve spent most of this week in academic agony finalizing my thesis and gathering all the supplementary materials to submit my grad school application; and it dawned on me just how lucky I am. Despite the rising costs and the … Continue reading

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Clearing the Mist

When traveling in an new place you never really know where you are until you reach the destination. It’s as though you’re surrounded by an obscuring fog and can’t see where you are.  But right now, it feels almost as … Continue reading

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Culture Wars

In 1966 a woman named Louise Pascale visited Afghanistan as part of the Peace Corps. She stayed in Kabul, where she taught English. While she was there she worked with the students to create a songbook, filled with the local … Continue reading

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Loose Ends

I was taught to always cover my bases in life and to clean up my own messes; luckily there has been significant progress from the beginning of the semester. Week after week, individually and as a class, we’ve collected supplies … Continue reading

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In Regards to Failure

A lot of the students on this blog have been talking about their progress concerning events, supply drives, and other initiatives to help bring education to the children of Afghanistan. I, on the other hand, haven’t really been discussing it … Continue reading

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The Last Stretch

I’m not a particularly athletic person, so when I say that I avoid using sports metaphors, is an understatement. However, I can only compare this point in my journey with the School Supplies for Afghan Children organization to the last … Continue reading

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A Dollar a Day

I read a great article on BBC News online, about children and poverty in Afghanistan. The reporter talks about a young boy, Nasim, who without a father is the sole breadwinner for his family. His older brother has been unable … Continue reading

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