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Andeisha Farid and the Orphaned Children of Afghanistan

New York, N.Y.  I met “Orphans Hero” Andeisha Farid this fall when she was in town as part of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women Program. Then I saw her on Brian Williams’ brilliant portrayal, in his Making A Difference segment of the NBC Nightly News (video). See also my post (here). Andeisha founded the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) […]

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Goldman Sachs Helps 10,000 Women, Including Andeisha Farid

New York, N.Y.  In March 2008, Goldman Sachs announced a significant new initiative called 10,000 Women that has two goals: To increase the number of underserved women receiving a business and management education and improving the quality and capacity of business and management education around the world.To expand the entrepreneurial talent and managerial pool in developing and […]

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Sundance Film Afghan Star Incredible

New York, N.Y.  Thirty years ago people could sing and dance in Afghanistan. Then the Taliban took control, instituted Sharia law and, as described in the film The Kite Runner, changed Afghani life, culture, and personal freedoms for an entire generation. I have had the misfortune of experiencing what it was like to live under Sharia, following the Tsunami […]

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