A Letter From Afghanistan: Help Needed For Afghan Children

Afghan School Girls

To my family and friends,

As some of you know, I have just started my tour in Afghanistan.  Everything is going really well, so no worries.  This country is beautiful and has a lot of problems but that makes being here so worth it.  I have received emails from a few of you asking what I need while I’m here so I decided to write you all and let you know that I don’t need anything.  At least not for me.  I’m asking all of you to send me a few items to help the Afghan Children.  Let me explain.

On 12 May 2009, in a small village north of Kabul, 120 school age girls were poisoned.  Most have recovered but 6 are still in the ICU.  Even though the holy Koran speaks about the importance of education for both boys and girls, the Taliban and HIG are not for education at all.  Most of these kids only attend school for four hours a day if they are even allowed to go.  But then to have continued harassment by being sprayed with acid or poisoned  They are so excited and eager to learn.  Most of these kids are poor and can’t afford a pencil, pen or even paper to write on.  So my co-workers and I are planning a trip to several schools in the middle of June to promote education and to give these kids some of the supplies they need.  That is where all of you come in.  If you can, please donate whatever school supplies available you can send over here.  These kind of actions go a long way to promote cooperation with the forces fighting for their democracy.  Even if you do not support the war, there are still children in need.  So please send what you can to:

Commander KAB

HQ ISAF/ACCI

APO AE  09356

Thank you for taking the time to do this and I will post pics of this event after we go.

Thank you again.

Todd Tucker

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