We're putting together our first box of pens, pencils, paper, notebooks and other simple things that we tend to take for granted. I'm glad we can make a great learning experience benefit others and make a small difference that may someday lead to a more peaceful world. To send your own Educational Care Package for Girl's Schools in Afghanistan please address it to:
FOB Spin Boldak
APO AE 09342
They need the basics!
- Pens and Pencils
- Colored pencils
- Pencil sharpeners (just the student plastic sharpeners, simple is better)
I'm sure Marc would enjoy postcards, pictures, and letters from the kids making the care packages as well!
Our kids can easily make a difference as part of their homeschool curriculum. I think this is a great way to help our children understand how lucky we are to have so many educational opportunities available in America. It's a fun way to add current events, geography, and world cultures to our homeschool curriculum while fostering compassion and awareness of how others live. It needn't be anything fancy or expensive to make a difference in the lives of children here and in Afghanistan. The sooner Afghanistan is stable, the sooner military parents can come home. There are many homeschooling military families and I think this honors their service.
Marc is just getting started, this is the first step he's taking to create a sort of cultural exchange program for kids in Afghanistan and the US that will help kids here understand the world a bit better and give children in Afghanistan the basic tools they need to learn. But let's start with what we can do now, start putting together your Educational Care Package today!
Geekling and I are working on creative ideas for asking people to send Educational Care Packages, we'd love to hear your ideas and post pictures of your kids with their care packages to the blog! Every little bit helps, this can be a small one time project or an ongoing project for your family.