Afghan dinner Mar 9 supports schools for girls in Afghanistan

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Amina Shah was born and raised in Afghanistan. She now lives here and is a senior at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline. The education she is getting here is a stark contrast to the opportunities for girls in her homeland and she dreams of making things better for them.

"The women of my country are very strong and have gone through a lot; if they were given a chance to go to school they would work hard and help to rebuild the country."

Girls' school in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy Ayni and Amina Shah.

For her senior project at Shorecrest, Building Blocks for Education, Amina is hosting an Afghan dinner to raise money for girls' schools in Afghanistan.


She and her family will cook the meal, with the proceeds from donations going to Seattle-based Ayni Education International, a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation that has built and repaired over 18 schools in Afghanistan.

The dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 pm at Shorecrest High School Cafeteria, 15343 25 Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155.

Julia Bolz of Ayni will speak about Ayni's project in Afghanistan at the dinner. (See Afghan Advocate Receives Award in The Seattle Times.)

Suggested donation is $15 adults and $11 students, but you may donate more.

In addition, you may also donate directly to Ayni, with credit going to Amina, by using this website.

If you have questions or need more information, email Amina.

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