education · Women

Supporting Women’s Education in Afghanistan

From:                    Office of Lady Jamileh Kharrazi at Toos Foundation
U.S. Contact:               Leyla Pour 917-456-7007

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Prominent Philanthropist and Humanitarian Lady Jamileh Kharrazi Whose Recent Efforts Focused on Women’s Education in Afghanistan is Attending the 2017 Annual Friends of the American University of Afghanistan (FAUAF) Benefit Dinner in Washington, DC.

Washington, DC [June 15, 2017] – Lady Jamileh Kharrazi, Founder and Director of the Toos Foundation, an organization working to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education — will be attending the 2017 Benefit Dinner in support of the American University of Afghanistan honoring:
* His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States
* The Unites States Army General David H. Petraeus
* The Honorable Niki Tsongas, Representing the 3rd Congressional District of Massachusetts
* The Honorable Susan Davis, Representing California’s 53rd Congressional District.

In a career spanning over five decades, Lady Kharrazi’s philanthropic initiatives in developing countries have focused on improving the lives and well-being of children, helping to alleviate the issues of hunger and extreme poverty while increasing access to education. “We Believe that World Change Starts with Educated Children, we envision a world in which all women and children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their nations and the world.”
Lady Jamileh Kharrazi will be available for interview throughout the week in Washington DC, for more information please contact Leyla at 917-456-7007.

Education will prevail

American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a central pillar of the educational community in the embattled country and lies in Kabul, the capital. It enrolls more than 1,700 full and part time students. The new government of Afghanistan has come to increasingly rely on the power of education to capture the hearts and minds of its citizens.
March 2017, The American University of Afghanistan reopened its doors following the 2016 terrorist attack that left 13 students dead last August. In April 2017, AUAF announced the appointment of the new President Dr. Ken Holland, a respected academic whose help implemented grants at Afghan universities to aid with their growth and worked to improve higher education in the war-torn nations.
He was received in a school that centers its mission on academic excellence and gender parity. Notably, AUAF has increased the number of women attending the campus. The incoming class is composed of 44 percent women and they have produced 29 Fulbright scholars.

What:        Lady Jamil Kharrazi Available to Discuss her upcoming initiatives in Afghanistan, Jordan, and Uganda

When:        Available for Interview June 14-17, 2017

Where:      Washington DC

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