Drew University CRCC was home to the Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund (AGFAF) Retreat

November 4-6, 2016.


Two dozen students from Afghanistan, now studying at universities throughout the US, gathered again at Drew University for their annual meeting. Attending was Drew’s own undergraduate and CRCC intern Bahara Mohammadi, a AGFAF student who is currently enrolled in the Drew Seminar Global Peacebuilding and Interfaith Leadership.

The retreat featured an inspiring presentation by Mount Holyoke College student Sajia Darwish, who has completed a project to build a library at her former high school in Afghanistan. On Darwish’s motivation, and her negotiations to build the Baale Parwaz Library, Farsi for “wings to fly,” click here.

Drew students continue to support AGFAF’s efforts though an online TOEFL tutoring program for students in Afghanistan.