Welcome to Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan
Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan was founded by Alaina Podmorow in the fall of 2006 after she attended a speech by Sally Armstrong, journalist and human rights activist, and author of Veiled Threat Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots and her recently highly acclaimed book, Ascent of Women.
Alaina was deeply moved by Armstrong’s stories of the hardships of girls in Afghanistan and their struggle to exercise their right for education. She was inspired by Sally’s words, “The worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Alaina started a team of girls from her school called Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan in the spring of 2007. Eighteen girls from Davidson Road Elementary School in Lake Country joined the team which has focused their incredible energy and spearheaded many events and projects to support Afghan girls and women.
To date, Little Women has raised close to $500,000. 100% of the funds raised through Little Women go to CW4WAfghan and are allocated to their programs in Afghanistan as described on their website. Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan participate in community outreach programs as well as speeches across Canada and workshops and conferences geared toward engaging youth in Canada on the issues in Afghanistan.
Through raising funds and awareness, Little Women for Little Women support education projects in Afghanistan, so that girls and women in Afghanistan will have their human rights restored, live freely and in peace.
Our fundraising supports education projects in Afghanistan. 100% of the funds raised through Little Women go to CW4WAfghan and are allocated to their programs in Afghanistan as described on their website. We support projects that are created and managed by Afghan women or communities.