Monday, August 24, 2009

The Khaled Hosseini Foundation

Heads up for the The Khaled Hosseini Foundation set up by the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. As their website explains, their aim is to help is native country of Afghanistan: "We will primarily aim our funding at those projects that benefit women and children, two groups that have suffered more than any other in that beleaguered country and are the backbone of Afghanistan’s future. We will focus as well on the refugee population, whose living conditions are abject and among whom the prevalence of widows and orphans is distressingly high. We will fund projects that provide relief and shelter for families, economic opportunity and jobs for women, and education for children. Our goal is to empower these vulnerable groups and give them a sense of control over their own lives. The rebuilding needs of Afghanistan are great, and containing the tide of human suffering there is a task of Herculean proportion. But we can all contribute. We can all do our part, however modest." For more information visit http://www.khaledhosseinifoundation.org/.

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