Accomplishment



SCHOOL
Behzadi School Elementary-Middle School
Year Total Amount Donated $ to teachers # of teachers # of students Males Females Backpacks Notebooks Pencils Sharpners / Erasers
2006 $ -                  
2007 $ -                  
2008 $ 600.00 $ -   430 330 100 100 500 1000 250
2009 $ 600.00 $ 250.00 24 430 330 100 0 1500   700
2010 $ 1000.00 $ 300.00 24 430 330 100 0 2500 1500 1500
2011 $ 900.00 $ 250.00 24 430 330 100   2500 1200 1200
2012                    

 



SCHOOL
Wazir Gul e Shaheed Elementary-Middle School
Year Total Amount Donated $ to teachers # of teachers # of students Males Females Backpacks Notebooks Pencils Sharpners / Erasers Water Pump
2006 $ -                    
2007 $ -                    
2008 $ 900.00 $ 300.00 33 730 500 230 1500 1000 2000 500  
2009 $ 1000.00 $ 450.00 33 730 500 230   3000 3000 600  
2010 $ 2000.00 $ 300.00 33 730 500 230   6000 5000 1000 $ 3,300.00
2011 $ 1700.00     730 500 230          
2012                      

 

SCHOOL
Saeed Mir Ali Gaouhar High School
Year Total Amount Donated $ to teachers # of teachers # of students Males Females Backpacks Notebooks Pencils Sharpners / Erasers
2006                    
2007                    
2008                    
2009                    
2010   340       50 Packages        
2011                    
2012                    

 

Froozan Jooya, President of Beacon of Hope for Afghan Children Society was interviewed by two grade 12 students, India Parhar and Austin Stapleton, from Langley Fundamental Middle & Secondary School. $5000 was given to the school by “PRADO HOLDINGS INC.” The class was tasked to choose between 15 charities that made a difference internationally. Out of 15 Charities, 3 were chosen and each charity was given a prize, with the first prize being $5000 cash. BEACON OF HOPE was chosen as the top WINNER out of the the 15 by the grade 12 class.

The following article is written by India and Austin. It is their account of why and how Beacon of Hope emerged as the Winner!

When Austin and I were given the project of interviewing, researching, and presenting a charity for a global education project our first thought was that we wanted to represent a cause that we were incredibly drawn towards. After hours of scanning through various charities in the lower mainland area we were fortunate to find Beacon of Hope for Afghan Children. While reading up on Beacon of Hope’s work in Afghanistan Austin and I were immediately touched with what the charity was doing to improve the lives of children and families. Becoming knowledgeable on country impacted by war was a helpful push as we became more insightful on worldly issues and how important it is for people like us to get involved. The issues we learned about and the stories we were told while interviewing Froozan opened our eyes to the tragedies that many of us turn away from. As a result of the passion instilled in our hearts for the children of Afghanistan we were able to give a touching and informative presentation to our class about the aspects of this charity. Viewing our classmates expressions as we gave our speech reminded me that people care deeply about what is going on in our world regardless of what country or how far away the problems are occurring. We just need to spread awareness. In our opinion that is the key step towards people becoming more compassionate.

When our class finally reached a verdict on which charity would be receiving the $5000 it was no surprise to us that Beacon of Hope was the clear winner. The other two charities in the top two were doing extraordinary work as well, however Beacon of Hope was the most deserving candidate. The lack of funding and the extreme need was heartbreaking for Austin and I, as well as our classmates. I speak for my whole Global Education class when I say that I know the money will be put towards an amazing and worthy cause: giving children a fair chance to succeed in life.

-India Parhar and Austin Stapleton

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