Tag Archives: Shannon Buchanan

Coming to a Close

Last night I stopped in to Sacred Grounds coffee house to pick up the last of the supplies I would be collecting this semester. The box wasn’t over flowing, but it was certainly more than I had been expecting. It’s … Continue reading

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The Life of a Box

On Monday we packed up around forty-five military flat rate shipping boxes to be sent over to Afghanistan, with more to follow in the coming weeks. Each box was carefully filled, taped up, and labeled. All of our hard work … 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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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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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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The Need for Education in Afghanistan

You may have read on this blog about how we truly believe that even one pencil can change a child’s life. Some people may think that this is a ridiculous claim, perhaps not understanding just how dire the situation has … Continue reading

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Small Things, Big Things

Sometimes people forget just how much of a difference people can make when they work together and work hard to achieve a goal. And even when it seems that the things you do haven’t amounted to anything, you have to … Continue reading

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A Step in the Right Direction with Miles Left to Go

Time seems to go by very quickly, and some how I feel I have accomplished so much and yet so very little. I have been so busy this past week, what with my own life, school, and of course my … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds

I have spent the last several weeks trying to set up places where I could leave boxes that people could put donations in at different locations. Of course it is crucial to get permission, and then you have to go … Continue reading

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Step by Step

Last week I said I would donate all of my spare pens to be shipped to Afghanistan. Well, I did one better. I went through all of my random supplies – things I had around and wasn’t using, things I … Continue reading

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