Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 10/26/2009
"Children of Kabul" Community Presentation With Omeid International!!!
Date Monday October 26
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Resource Center for Nonviolence
515 Broadway
Santa Cruz, 95061
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorBrown Berets
Emailbrownberets [at]

Shamsia Razaqi; Co-Founder of Omeid International Orphanage in Santa Cruz!

Local School Adopts Program!!!

Community Presentation: “The Children of Kabul”

“Omeid” is the Farsi word for “hope.” Omeid International is focused on restoring the hope that has become extinct in the lives of Afghanistan’s orphaned children. Over the past few decades’ hope has been lost in the struggle to survive and resist the everyday ravages of war. OMEID International believes that by restoring hope to the lives of these orphans of war we can begin the healing process, and start rebuilding the country and its people.

Shamsia Raqizi, an Omeid International co-founder, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will be in Santa Cruz on Monday October 26, 2009 to conduct school and community presentations. She will be speaking in an assembly at Rio Del Mar Elementary School to 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Rio Del Mar will be adopting OMIED as a service learning project for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year. We hope the relationship will continue and develop into pen pal and curriculum based projects in the future.

Shamsia will be doing a community event at the Resource Center for Nonviolence at 7:30 in the evening on October 26, 2009. She will present video and still photo images of Kabul, the children and the orphanage. This event is an educational presentation and a fundraiser for OMEID International.

Our mission is to restore hope to the lives of Afghanistan’s children of war, by removing them from a state of anguish, isolation and persecution toward a future of hope, opportunity and justice. We are a 501 c 3 human rights based non-profit, public charity based out of the Bay Area in California, and Kabul Afghanistan.

The ultimate goals of our project are not only to house and protect orphans, but also to provide all the tools for proper development. These include access to regular medical and psychiatric care, education and nutrition. We want to prevent the rise of another Taliban, by providing another way out- by providing hope and breaking the cycle of violence.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 21st, 2009 9:51 AM
by Brown Berets Wednesday Oct 21st, 2009 9:51 AM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


donate now

$ 170.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network