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New Meetup: Travel to Kabul: Womens and Orphan's Issues

From: user 8.
Sent on: Saturday, January 16, 2010 3:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Soma Center in Lake Worth, Fl.!

What: Travel to Kabul: Womens and Orphan's Issues

When: Friday, January 22,[masked]:00 PM

The Soma Center
609 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460

Ian Pounds of Ripton, Vt., recently returned from Kabul, Afghanistan, where he lived and volunteered for nearly five months in Mehan Orphanage, one of three run by Afghan Children Education and Care Organization (AFCECO). Isolated in a section of the city otherwise off limits to Western workers, Pounds taught English, drama, photography and computer skills to 180 children. Pounds? presentation, including stories, music, photos and video, tells a story we?re not likely to hear in the mainstream media. He lived in a house full of girls where he otherwise could not stray outside the gates for fear of kidnapping and bombs; had contact only with Afghans, studied the language and history, and had daily talks with a man who has lived in Kabul through the Soviet era, civil war, Taliban and the present war.

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