Trust in Education
Trust in Education is a grass-roots organization, providing educational, economic and health care assistance to villages in Afghanistan.
We inform and enlist Americans to become directly involved in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. We serve as a tie between Afghan villages and American communities, and appeal to hearts and minds in both.
Capacity Building, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Humanitarian/Emergency Response
Other Organizational Expertise
All the work we do in Afghanistan emerges from the partnerships with the villagers we have developed through more than eight years of experience in country. We strongly believe that the best way to determine what the villagers need is to ask them. Together we prioritize needs based upon the nature of the impact, number of people affected, and cost. We then fund as many of the prioritized needs as funding permits. We refer to this as our â€œwish listâ€ strategy. Education is the highest priority for both them and us. In addition to financing the construction of new schools and community learning centers, we enhance underfunded schools through the provision of after school classes, libraries, playgrounds, soccer fields and soccer programs. Economic development and small infrastructure projects are also usually very high on their â€œwish list.â€ For all construction projects, local Afghans volunteer to provide the labor and we provide the materials. Trust in Education has become a trusted messenger between Afghan families that need help and families living in the United States who are looking for ways they can. Through these exchanges both worlds discover they share more in common than not and families in the United States experience the joy of making a substantial and long lasting difference in the lives of thousands.
Technologies & Fuels
Other Technologies Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
With the help of Solar cooking expert Jack Howell, an organizer for Trust in Education, we have supplied 100's of solar cookstoves to Afghanistan refugees.
The conversion to solar cooking is yet another of TIE's educational challenges.® In 2012 we tested over 400 solar cookers in the field. The test was so successful we added 1500 more in 2013. Thousands more will be distributed in 2014.
Jack Howell discovered, while drinking coffee, that Peets packages its beans in mylar bags.® That discovery reduced our cost for reflective material to zero.
Volunteers have collected well over 25,000 coffee bags from several Peets stores.® Recycled bags and conversion to a pollution free source of energy that is itself free.
We have Solar oven building skills, experience as well as access to many in need of solar cooking in Afghanistan.
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
985 Moraga Rd., Ste. 207
Lafayette, CA 94549
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Budd MacKenzie
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Hoda Cox
Title: Projects Administrator
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