Thursday, March 26, 2009 Global Nomads Group: Afghanistan
LIVE from the Field: CARE Afghanistan
WED, April 29 – WED, May 20 – 4 Part Series
Middle and High: 7:30-8:30 AM EDT
In partnership with CARE, one of the key NGOs that is supporting development in Afghanistan, this four-part videoconference series will allow students to go beyond the headlines and learn firsthand about the issues facing Afghans. What are the current challenges facing Afghanistan? How are students, young widows, and other vulnerable groups affected by these challenges? What role does CARE play in aiding the redevelopment efforts? How are the U.S. and other governments participating? Students will have the opportunity, first-hand, to speak with Afghan students and CARE staff members about the past, present and future direction of their country, despite the manifold issues they are facing, many of them life-threatening.
Afghanistan’s Widows: War’s Forgotten Victims
WED, April 29
7:30-8:30 AM EDT/4:00-5:00 PM Kabul Time
It has been said that Kabul is the “widows’ capital of the world,” housing as many as 50,000 widows. As the war in Afghanistan continues to affect the civilian population, the plight of the widows is a significant issue to be discussed as injustice surrounds this overlooked community of girls and women across the generations. In this follow-up session, students will have a special opportunity to revisit this issue from GNG and CARE’s videoconference from Spring 2008. Students will come face to face with this group of incredible women to learn of their resilience and the real challenges that continue to face them today.
Can’t join the videoconference? Then watch it live! All of GNG’sprograms can be watched via live streaming.
Instructions are as follows:
Username: Polycom/ Password: specialClick on ‘Live Streaming’.
Hit the play button icon.
For more information about Global Nomads Group’s programs, please contact Grace@gng.org or 212.529.0377