A free lecture on building schools in Afghanistan is set for 7:30pm at the Olympia Center on Thursday, November 19th.
Julia Bolz, award winning social justice activist and president of Ayni Education International, will describe her work in one of the most dangerous areas in the world. After leaving a successful law practice in Seattle, Julia has spent the past ten years helping to educate children, especially girls, by building and renovating schools in Afghanistan. She and her team have defied all odds by building and supplying 17 large, new schools and repairing 16 others, serving 25,000 Afghan students. They have also provided wells; distributed text-books, school supplies and athletic equipment; provided teacher trainings; and set up libraries, computer centers, and PTAs.
The event is sponsored by the Olympia World Affairs Council.