Over three decades of war have made
Afghanistan one of the poorest countries
in the world and has brought on the
world's largest refugee crisis in the last
century. More than 8 million people have
fled the country while 5 million have
returned home since the overthrow of
the Taliban. One of the most critical
needs returnees face is shelter from the
harsh winters and brutal summers.
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit provides humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. The Foundation works with the United Nations refugee organization to build shelters for refugee families. It also provides economic opportunities, education, and healthcare for women and children of Afghanistan.
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation
provides educators free, standards-based curriculums for The Kite Runner novel, the graphic novel, and A Thousand
Splendid Suns. We also provide a
free Service Learning program, which
empowers schools to raise funds to
build shelters for refugees.
The curriculums are linked to national standards, videos, research journals, maps, slideshows and more.
A new curriculum for Khaled's new book, And the Mountains Echoed, will be available in May—bookmark this site!
• $80 provides shelter tool kits for four families.
• $160 provides shelter tool kits for eight families.
• $465 provides doors and windows for one shelter.
• $2,100 builds one shelter to house 6 people.
Thursday and Friday,
October 3rd and 4th, 2013
Khaled will be appearing in a series of events sponsored and hosted by the Tulsa Town Hall / Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers in Tulsa, OK. Learn more.
Watch and Learn
View the LIFE.com gallery. Guest Editor, Khaled Hosseini Talks Afghanistan