The first week of January 2012 is the most important week in this history of the Light of Pamir Children's Home. Besides taking posession of a small plot of land for our first children's garden in the region, our director (Rick Montgomery) will be speaking with the regions leading Muslim clerics about the details of a plan to foster out children locally. The fostering of children -- as opposed to adoption -- is allowed under Sharia Law. Global Roots has moved very carefully in the region to protect and bring support to abondoned children. We have proven that we have come to nurture children locally -- not take them away.
Rick traveled to DC earlier this year to bring attention to the need for foster centers in Afghanistan. He spoke to the military advisors of two powerful US Senators and has been promised an audience with the commanders of the Nebraskan National Guard. Rick is personally opposed to the war in Afghanistan but, as long as US forces are in the region, he hopes that more resources can be used to support abandoned children.
Our local hero Janagha will break ground on our first children's garden in Afghanistan this spring. Stay tuned for photos and videos!
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