December 2012 News Letter
As the year draws to a close we at AFCECO wish to share with you our reflections upon 2012. For the children it was a year of dramatic growth and opportunities, even in the face of adversity for our organization. No matter what transpires outside the sphere of the orphanages and programs, our priority is always to insulate the children from the various pressures as much as possible and nurture an environment that is expansive, secure and supportive as one big family. We combat the forces that have divided Afghan society and marginalized girls’ opportunities by upholding diversity as a most important source of strength— diversity of children living together and diversity of experience and education.
January through to the start of school in March was an international season for the children. Twelve of our younger boys and girls visited Italy for six weeks, participating in our annual cultural exchange. Over in the U.S. six of our older children made history on a three-month tour of America in an RV, putting on over 10,000 miles and experiencing everything from Broadway to the Golden Gate. They engaged with Americans from every walk of life and of every age.