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The Future of Afghanistan Depends on Education

The Future of Afghanistan Depends on Education “The only way to prevent Afghanistan from going backward is education.” These words hung heavily in the hot air of a teacher’s lounge...
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Update: Pennies for Peace is Halfway to Funding the Dasht School

Update: Pennies for Peace is Halfway to Funding the Dasht School Earlier this year, we wrote about the urgent need to replace the Dasht School, a rural school in the...
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What is the Best Mother’s Day Gift

What is the Best Mother's Day Gift As Mother's Day approaches (it's May 14th!) it's time to consider what mothers really want. Beyond gifts and appreciation, mothers all over the world...
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Peace Leader Awards Encourage Students’ Passion

Peace Leader Awards Encourage Students' Passion This spring, Pennies for Peace is honoring six schools whose passion and creativity made a difference in their own communities, as well as communities...
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Emergency Funds Requested to Provide Schools for Refugee Children

Emergency Funds Requested to Provide Schools for Refugee Children Two weeks ago we received an urgent request from Wakil Karimi, director of Star of Knowledge (SKO), one of our partners...
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Clean water is a Fundamental Human Right

Clean water is a Fundamental Human Right In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognized access to clean water as a fundamental human right. In some far-flung areas of Central...
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas to Make a Difference Every year, finding the right gift for Mother’s Day is a struggle. The traditional flowers, brunches, and jewelry never match up to...
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Tajik Kindergarteners Learn and Grow with New Playground

Tajik Kindergarteners Learn and Grow with New Playground Tajik kindergarteners - close to 300 children, ages 1 1/2 to 5, have been waiting excitedly for the long winter to loosen...
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CAI’s Rock n Roll Marathon Charity Bibs Make Every Stride Count

CAI's Rock n Roll Marathon Charity Bibs Make Every Stride Count When the alarm goes off at 5am, it can be hard to push yourself to get out of bed,...
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Spring Traditions Welcome Warmer Weather in Central Asia

Spring Traditions Welcome Warmer Weather in Central Asia All around the northern hemisphere temperatures are getting warmer, snow is receding and hints of spring are in the air. After a...
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Recognizing Women’s Rights in Education on International Women’s Day

Recognizing Women’s Rights in Education on International Women’s Day This year International Women’s Day carries a significant weight. As the Women’s Revolution has been heating up around the world, women...
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St. Andrews Student’s Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser is Helping Girls in Central Asia

St. Andrews Student's Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser is Helping Girls in Central Asia People all over the world have been having conversations about the best ways to get involved with causes dear...
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Teacher-Training Course Provides New Skills and Standards for Rural Teachers

Teacher-Training Course Provides New Skills and Standards for Rural Teachers Without teachers, the schools we support in Central Asia could never fulfill their ultimate purpose: to provide education and literacy...
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Use Your Voice: Celebrate the Right to Literacy this World Read Aloud Day

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”— Kofi Annan Use Your Voice: Celebrate the Right to Literacy this World Read Aloud Day When you start reading in a room...
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Afghan Love Stories and Valentine’s Day Fairytales

Afghan Love Stories and Valentine's Day Fairytales Nasrine Gross’s story is a real-life fairytale. She grew up an afghan during the “Golden Age of Progress” in Afghanistan, met her Iowa-born husband...

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