Getting Started In Kabul

Lets start the week off with some GREAT The Giving Circle News.
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai
We’re about to wire the funds so that construction will start soon on the VERY much needed three room expansion to a vastly overcrowded high school near Kabul, Afghanistan. As with all that we manage to do, this achievement is happening thanks to many people. The Youth Squared Saratoga Youth Squared- Youth Helping Youth Program only last week provided a $500 grant. The funds we will wire will build this addition, we will include additional funds to but some needed supplies.
I am so very proud of Reese Fulmer, Skidmore student and now The Giving Circle board member, who was sent to talk to me by then Mayor Joanne Dittes Yepsen. He’d written a paper questioning why more charities could not operate the way we do. In response, Mayor Yepsen gave him my contact information. This led to our having a very long talk at the end of which I offered him a challenge. He accepted the proposal and has already completed part one.
Special thanks to Caffe Lena, our partners on this project, Afghans4Tomorrow and my brother Nang Attal.
We will keep you all updated as the building goes up.

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