Wind of Hope: Montessori-inspired early childhood education for Ghazni, Afghanistan
is grateful to
Hayward-Ghazni Sister City Committee,
which has endorsed and aided it from the beginning
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The Hayward-Ghazni Sister City Committee is an all-volunteer group working to promote peace and understanding between America and Afghanistan. It is open to everyone, but particularly to people living in the San Francisco Bay Area around Hayward, California, and focused on the City of Ghazni in South Eastern Afghanistan. Sponsored by the City of Hayward, it is a member of Sister Cities International. Through literacy classes supported in Ghazni for older women, through support for Wind of Hope, and support for visits and exchanges of art, persons, and letters, H-G SCC promotes peace and international understanding.
PROMOTING PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING
HASSAN ETEMADI, Chairman
BRUCE GREEN, Immediate Past Chairman and Corresponding Secretary
STEPHANIE SPENCER, Recording Secretary
SHER ALI, Treasurer
CAROL RUTH SILVER, Vice-Chair
TO THE HAYWARD-GHAZNI SISTER CITY COMMITTEE
Tax-deductible donations can be sent to "HGSCC" at:
P.O. Box 57022
Hayward CA 94540
We are able to issue receipts as a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.
At the reception for newly elected Afghan legislator, Dr. Anarkali Kaur Honaryar, with Hassan Etemadi, new Chair of Hayward-Ghazni Sister City Committee, and Carol Ruth Silver.
CULTURE EXCHANGE IN GHAZNI, AGHANISTAN
The goal of the visit was to increase cultural understanding and aid Afghans in future projects such as the Ghazni 2013 Center for Islamic Culture celebration.
PHOTO: Representatives of the Ghazni-Hayward sister-city program with members of the US Embassy Kabul, and Provincial Reconstruction Team at Ghazni. Government of Afghanistan Ministers Mohammad Pashtun and Omar Sultan are in the center, along with President of California State Univeristy East Bay Mohammad Qayoumi. Others include Carol Ruth Silver, Bruce Green, Humaira Ghilzai, State Department Representative Stetson Sanders, two professional Archeologists, and translators.
PHOTO: Representatives of the Ghazni-Hayward sister-city program with the Ghazni delegation in front of the San Francisco's City Hall.
The goal of the visit was to discuss ambitious plans for Ghazni's role as a national cultural heritage center. Ghazni plays a key role in the historical, economic, agricultural, and political realms of contemporary Afghanistan, and in 2007 was named the “Capital of Islamic Culture” for 2013 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
CULTURE EXCHANGE IN HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA
The iconic Ghazni minaret in winter
(Photo by Aref Yaqubi)
OF THE HAYWARD-GHAZNI SISTER CITY COMMITTEE