You may not know this, but there is someone else who has been moved by our work in Afghanistan and joins you in supporting this daycare project. Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, is also a philanthropist and humanitarian determined to see a new day for his homeland.
He recently wrote a special piece for GoodWeave called Cultivating Hope in Afghanistan. There is one line in particular that touched us, and we wanted to share it with you:
It is audacious to aspire to end human rights abuses in an unsettled nation, but GoodWeave’s progress in just one year proves to me that where there is a willingness to try, much can be accomplished.
Indeed, much is being accomplished. The daycare project is progressing, having a profound impact not only on its 40 young students, but also their families. Here is what the mother of Noria shared with our project coordinator:
Honestly speaking, sometimes we learn new things from our six-year-old child! Even the rest of our kids have been positively influenced by Noria, and seeing her got our relatives interested in sending their children to schools or centers like this in their own communities. I now have peace of mind.
Thank you for being audacious with us and for being willing to try with us. We could not do it without you.
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