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Teen Helps Raise Educational Funds For Afghan Girls

29 DEC 2015
Career Path : Education News

At the age of nine, while listening to a speech by journalist and human rights activist Sally Armstrong, Alaina Podmorow found out not all girls in Afghanistan were able to attend school and receive an education. This came as a shock to Podmorow, a resident of British Columbia, since she loved school and enjoyed being able to learn something new each day. As a result, she decided to take action and do something about the issue at hand.

Alaina Podmorow went on to launch Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan—a non-profit organization that helps to provide support and educational funds to girls in Afghanistan. Today, almost 10 years after its launch, this organization has raised over $500, 000 aimed at helping Afghan girls receive an education.

Today, Podmorow is 18 years old and attends the University of British Columbia. At such a young age she has already accomplished so much, including giving a speech at United Nations in New York!

Source: The Globe and Mail