Tag Archives: Afghanistan

He’s Back! NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing World for Better (2009)

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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MSF Responds to Emergency in Mediterranean

New York, N.Y.  Every year, thousands of people fleeing violence, insecurity, and privation at home attempt a treacherous journey via North Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. And every year, countless lives are lost during the passage. In 2014 alone, more than 3,400 people are thought to have died during the crossing. The number of […]

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‘Extremely Alarming’ Food Insecurity Figures in Afghanistan

New York, N.Y. The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to a joint report released today by the United Nations and partner agencies. An Afghan farmer and his son bring in the wheat […]

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The I Am Afghanistan Exhibition at Rogue Space | Chelsea NYC

New York, N.Y.  Children from one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in Afghanistan will exhibit their artworks for the first time Oct. 3-6 at Rogue Space | Chelsea in New York. The children are Hazara, an ancient clan with historic ties to the Mongolian empire of Genghis Khan, who are now fighting for survival amid the current […]

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J. Luce Foundation Supports the American University of Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan.  The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is Afghanistan’s first private, not-for-profit institution of higher education. Chartered in 2004, AUAF offers an MBA program, four undergraduate degree programs, and an intensive English-language college preparatory courses and continuing education and professional development training.  In December 2012, The J. Luce Foundation announced its support to the university, continuing its theme of supporting […]

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NYC Birthday Bash Supports Orphans International Worldwide

New York, N.Y.  The trendy new Asymmetrik Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC was the venue for Orphans International Worldwide founder Jim Luce’s recent birthday celebration that raised funds for orphaned children – and the new duet of Joey Vaughan and Jeane Reveendran performed.  Jeane is the newest Global Adviser to the J. Luce Foundation (lucefoundation.org). […]

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Prince Harry: From Polo in Connecticut to Orphans in Africa

Greenwich, CT.  Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans.  Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thing: I requested one of the Global Advisers and patrons of our foundation, Sara Herbert-Galloway, to represent us.  Sara lives in Greenwich, is also […]

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J. Luce Foundation: Banner Year for Supporting Young Global Citizens

New York, N.Y.  2012: Luce Leaders, Luce Awards, Million Dollar P.R. Packages, work in India, Afghanistan, Haiti – as well as Africa and the Americas. Help us end the year! Personal NoteWith an all-volunteer staff, donated space, free social media, and Global Advisers helping us fulfill our mission of Supporting Young Global Leadership, our foundation […]

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Tragedies Can Pull Families Together, Tear Families Apart

NYC Must See: Indian-American Literary Festival Oct. 22-25th

Opening of Academic Building at Tibetan Orphanage in India

Mouse: Technology with Purpose – Nearly 20 Years of Excitement

Obama Salutes Student-Led Action Day on Climate Change

New YouTube Series #NoHomo by Nelson Moses Lassiter