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You’re Invited to the 11th annual Breaking Bread Potluck at GMHS

By: Monica Uppal

  |  Posted: Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 01:28 pm

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Several years have passed since the Taliban relinquished rule over Afghanistan.

But, Afghan women are still experiencing the consequences of this repressive regime.

We all value education as a pivotal, fundamental human right and yet it is denied to 80 per cent of Afghan women and girls over the age 12.

Students 4 Change (S4C), a student-led initiative at George McDougall High School, is attempting to bring changes into their lives.

Moved to action by the plight of Afghan women and girls, Students 4 Change will be hosting its 11th annual Breaking Bread Potluck Dinner on March 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in conjunction with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WA).

CW4WA is a non-profit organization that fights for education in the aftermath of the Taliban regime’s demise to bridge the country’s gender inequality gap by funding community libraries, literacy classes and salaries for Afghan teachers.

CW4WA’s mission is unambiguous: Canada’s literate population’s access to viable education and economic opportunities will be Afghanistan’s greatest stabilizing force.

Since the club’s birth in 2001, Students 4 Change has raised more than $32, 000 towards Afghan teachers’ salaries and education programs.

Our annual goal is to raise approximately $700 to pay a teacher’s salary for one year in Afghanistan.

Last year, we proudly raised $1,300 and were able to pay for a teacher and classroom resources.

Students 4 Change invites you to be part of George McDougall’s touching event: Breaking Bread. S4C’s biggest annual fundraising event will include educational components and a special guest speaker Heather McDermid, Canada’s silver medallist who won eights squad in rowing at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle, henna body art, and Afghan women’s product sales.

The benefits ripple throughout the entire society when there are changes made that imprint positive impacts on lives.

Without your inspiration and continuous support, Students 4 Change could not make change happen for the women and girls of Afghanistan.


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