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Tikkun Olam International
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Afghanistan, Kabul, Social Responsibility, Transition Homes for Afghan Boys and Girls, Job placement for widows, orphans, disabled in Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Kabul, Social Responsibility, Transition Homes for Afghan Boys and Girls, Job placement for widows, orphans, disabled in Afghanistan

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International Day of People with Disabilities. 
A new brace for Obaid!

Obaid is a 20-year-old hard working an Afghan guy. He and his brother lost their parents at an early age. Their father passed away from cancer and their mother passed away during the civil war. Not only is Obaid an orphan, but he also has a physical disability as a result of having polio as a infant. Obaid was able to find a job through the T-O-M Job Placement Program, and he now has a job as copy machine operator. As a result of having polio, Obiad ended up a deform right leg that has no muscle to support his weight. Therefore, he has to wear a brace on his right leg that starts just under his hip and runs down his leg to his ankle and under his foot. Obaid has had his current leg brace for 3 years and unfortunately as his body has grown his brace has not. Now his brace is very uncomfortable, wore out from wear and tear, and makes loud squeaking sounds when he walks. Obaid is able to cover his daily living expenses, however his salary is not enough to cover the cost of a new brace. The price of a custom brace to fit him is $250 USD. This new brace will help Obaid to move freely and will not cause pain with every movement.
If you would like to help Obaid, you can make a donation by going to our website and clicking the donate button. Please let us know this is for Obaid. Any amount is welcome.

Donate Here:https://t-o-i.org/one-time-contribution/

#Afghanistan  #InternationalDayofPeoplewithDisabilities #Today  
#NewBracesforObaid   #TOM   #TOI   #Disabilities   #Polio  
#NoWar   #Peace  
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About a quarter of all children in Afghanistan seven to fourteen years old are forced to work to support their families.

Transition Home for Orphan Boys: https://t-o-i.org/

#Afghanistan   #Today  
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Razia is Selling Merchandise for Life.
It’s 6:00am and 10 year old Razia is heading out the door. With her back pack in hand, she heads to school anxious to learn all she can, but first she must make a stop. Before going to school Razia has to go to work. Her job, approaching strangers on the street trying to sell them chewing gum and magazines.
Razia loves school. She loves to learn and read anything she can get her hands on. She is determined to make something of herself and save her family from the constant hunger pains that plague them all. You see, Razia’a father was in the Afghan National Army and was killed by an IED (Improvised Explosive Devise) that was set by the Taliban. Since her father’s death Razia, her mother, and her 4 younger siblings have all suffered. Razia’s mother grew up during the Taliban years therefore she is uneducated and has no work experience. All of Razia’s extended family lives in other countries, so there is no one here to help them. Thus putting the weight of supporting the family on the shoulders of 10 year old Razia.
Razia gets up early each morning so that she can hit the streets trying to sell her wares to people on their way to work. From 6:00am to 11:30am she approaches strangers trying to sell her items of chewing gum, magazines, and notebooks. Her backpack is not only used for her school books, but it is also packed full of her items she sells. On any given day Razia may make 80Afs ($1.41) in profits. If she has a good day she may be able to afford buying a samosa (small meet pie) before going to school at 12:00pm, but most days this is not the case and she goes to school hungry.
Razia is a very intelligent and compassionate girl, but to look at her you would never know that she is 10 years old. To look at her face one sees age that comes with hardship and turmoil. The sparkle of being a happy carefree child is gone from her eyes. Her body language is that of a mature adult who has lost all its youthfulness. Her body now speaks determination and drive, determination to bring home enough money feed her family, drive to learn all she can so that one day she can get a good job making good money so that her family has everything they need.
When she grows up, Razia wants to be a professor at one of the local universities. She understands that education is important and wants to teach others. By doing this she hopes the future of Afghanistan will be different, that maybe the next generation of children will not have to suffer the way so many children in her generation have suffered. That women will be educated and able to work outside the home, that the economy will continue to improve, and that they can put the pain of war behind them. She has big dreams for a little girl.
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As of today TOM has 5,408 active clients, which means these people and their families received helped from TOM financial programs.

www.t-o-i.org
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Today's Number of TOI Programs.

#Afghanistan   #Today  
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Violence and the killing of innocent people go against of any religion. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of Paris attacks. Let's stand together from all nations,all race and all religions to fight terrorism and bring peace to the world. Stay strong people! 
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Have a productive week dear friends!
Kabul, Afghanistan
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"Today they kill us, tomorrow they kill you," chanted the protesters as they carried coffins in the pouring rain. Some of the bodies had their throats slit. 

http://www.thecitizen.in/NewsDetail.aspx?Id=5792&THOUSANDS%2FTAKE%2FTO%2FKABUL%2FSTREETS%2FTO%2FPROTEST%2FHAZARA%2FKILLINGS
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