Happy Graduation To The Amazing Young Women In Afghanistan : A Great Day To Give

December 1st, 2015 by Bita Milanian - Leave a Comment

givingtueIt’s a good, busy day today, reflecting on and sharing my thoughts and love with so many amazing social entrepreneurs who are benefiting from the great work the team at Giving Tuesday has been doing over the last few years to bring awareness to the joy that comes from giving.

I’ve never been a fan of Black Friday or Cyber Monday – but I love #GivingTuesday and as we start this last month of 2015, I will be sharing lots of little stories about all the charities my husband Bruce and I have supported for years.

But this year, I am highlighting on my personal blog one organization and one woman in particular who is making a huge difference in Afghanistan – Aid Afghanistan For Education (AAE).  Last year, I shared with you Hassina Sherjan’s story who is the founder of AAE and am very proud to share today her continuing progress.

girlsgraduationAs Hassina wrote earlier today:

On November 21st, we celebrated a beautiful graduation of hundreds of accomplished AAE students in Kabul. People from all over Afghanistan joined us– from the First Lady’s office to a variety of news stations, this was an event not to be missed. Many of these students are on their way to university, and it is all thanks to you.

You can enjoy more photos from this celebration on AAE’s Facebook page; and you can join me in donating here.

Whichever organization you choose to give to today, and in honor of whatever friend or family member – may you move forward in your life knowing that you are in fact the recipient – because giving gives us the greatest sense of joy – of peace – and of accomplishment when we share our resources with those who are literally making the world a better place – in real time.


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