Central Asia Institute is based in Bozeman, Montana, where we certainly have our fair share of snow along with long, cold winters. But compared to some of the communities we work with, we’ve got it pretty easy.
He knows the impact that $10,000 can have within the communities where HER and CAI work. Since all of these funds will go towards supporting educational programs, they will make a distinct impact in communities of Tajikistan, where the boys will happen to be driving through. So, Jackson and The Mama’s Boys aren’t just adventurous young travelers, they are change makers. And they are inspiring change in HER name.
Bozeman, Montana, CAI’s hometown, embraced a new chapter of our Pennies for Peace (P4P) program, launching initiatives around town. Events started on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (also recognized as the National Day of Service) and continued through the month of January. Along with fundraising efforts, including coin collections to go towards the promotion of education for girls and women in remote regions of Central Asia, the goal of the events was to raise awareness of the importance of giving back.
According to its governing bylaws, the board of Central Asia Institute elected its slate of officers at the recent January meeting.
“In order to ‘share the good life’ that I've been blessed with, I want my company to support organizations that effectively provide educational opportunities where none exist,” Kathy explains.
The art show had a successful turnout, and Anya donated a generous portion of the show profit to HER. Thank you Anya for promoting peace through education, one beautiful painting at a time!
But this hasn’t deterred CAI Executive Director Jim Thaden from digging into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s AmeriCone Dream – an ice cream flavor created in partnership with Late Show television host, Stephen Colbert.
The teacher trainings are designed to specifically address the national curriculum 2006 subject competencies, but they are also customized to suit the needs of these teachers in remote regions with little in the way of books and supplies.