Corporal William Lottering, US Marines, gives a tour of the Schoolhouse in Garmsir, Afghanistan (Helmand Province). He talks about security, the Taliban, children and the future of Afghanistan, and how the American people can help. Cpl Lottering also tells why he joined the Marines. Produced by Spirit of America.
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Young girls listen intently to their teacher
A young boy writes his lesson while classmates look on
The 2nd Grade Class At the Now Zad School
The girls love their backpacks and this one girl did not want hers to leave her side so she put it right in front of where she was sitting.
Afghan Children's School Project
Help our troops help the children
The Afghan children’s school project is a joint effort between the Marines and Spirit of America. The program’s mission is to keep the American public connected to the efforts of Marine’s in Helmand Province, while at the same time, providing much needed supplies to schools in Afghanistan. Functioning schools stabilize communities, and when communities are stable, less violence occurs.
What to Send:
2. Safety Scissors (no pointed tip)
3. Paper Notebooks (non-metal bound)
4. Colored Pencil Packs
5. Pencil Sharpeners
6. Boxes of Chalk
7. Hand held Chalk Boards
12. Zip-lock bags
13. Art Paper
What NOT to Send:
In order to ensure the safety of the Marines, coalition partners, and Afghan children and parents, the following should Not be sent:
No material with pictures of boys and girls together.
No pictures of Disney cartoon characters portrayed on the materials.
No material that reflects any type of religious faith (no crosses, no pictures of any gods, or goddesses, no pictures reflecting western religious faith, no coloring books reflecting the same).
No materials that reflect any national sentiment (no flags portrayed, no victory slogan, no national memorabilia).
Spirit of America will ensure donations are shipped from the US to Afghanistan. For ease of delivery, contributions should be packed in “Kits” consisting of 200 of each of the following items and shipped in as few boxes as possible that meet the shipping guidelines below. Shipping labels will be provided up on confirmation of total number of boxes included in the donation.
No package can exceed 72 inches in length.
No package can exceed 130 inches when you add the length to its girth.