Tag Archives: Kabul

He’s Back! NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing World for Better (2009)

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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J. Luce Foundation Supports the American University of Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan.  The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is Afghanistan’s first private, not-for-profit institution of higher education. Chartered in 2004, AUAF offers an MBA program, four undergraduate degree programs, and an intensive English-language college preparatory courses and continuing education and professional development training.  In December 2012, The J. Luce Foundation announced its support to the university, continuing its theme of supporting […]

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Lauri Grossman: On Being Human, Becoming Whole

New York N.Y. Shortly after the catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Dr. Lauri Grossman, a New York City-based homeopath flew into Port-au-Prince with a team from Homeopaths Without Borders.  Together with other nurses and doctors she wished to bring healing and comfort to the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by the earth’s tremor. […]

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Ancient, Modern, Beautiful Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan.  In doing my research, I continued to discover this company, Zarif Design, creating high quality clothing for women and men, and I captured and stored dozens of beautiful photographs of beautiful coats, jackets, vests, dresses – in Zarif catalogs, on runways, and on the company’s website. In working with the women in Kabul, I […]

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Afghanistan: Working Mom Making Difference for 700 Children

New York, N.Y. What makes Andeisha Farid unique is her extraordinary courage combined with her extraordinary vision for providing orphaned children in Afghanistan not only basic food, clothing and shelter – but access to the world of ideas, arts and cultures. U.S. President Barack Obama with AFCECO Founder Andeisha Farid of Afghanistan. The range in […]

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A Working Mom Making A Difference In 700 Children’s Lives in Afghanistan

New York, N.Y.  What makes Andeisha Farid unique is her extraordinary courage combined with her extraordinary vision for providing orphaned children in Afghanistan not only basic food, clothing and shelter – but access to the world of ideas, arts and cultures.  The range in the quality of “orphanages” in Afghanistan is broad, and reports on […]

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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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