By Dian Hasan | September 12, 2010
The social workers that are in the trenches, dealing with daily suffering of the millions around the world, from our own backyards, in the urban soup kitchens, the remote villages across Sub-Saharan Africa, to the backwaters of the least developed countries, where women are subjected to harsh treatment, reduced to third-class citizens, incapable of defending themselves, deprived of education and human rights. The latter is exactly the inhumane circumstance that afflicts Afghanistan women, and that has drawn the attention of Shannon Galpin, founder of Mountain2Mountain.org. The following are some of her thoughts.
Donors are the enablers. They enable our development, our projects, our programs to get off the whiteboard and into reality. Without funding, our programs couldn’t be implemented, much less flourish over generations. Donors are the ‘man behind the curtain’. Without them, we would only be talking, and we’d much rather be DOING.
Because Afghan women and girls are the key to long-term prosperity and stability.