Friday, July 09, 2010

Vote for Kris Nedam, founder of Kids for Afghan Kids

Khris Nedam
Khris Nedam
Livonia (Detroit), Michigan
In 1998, with the help of her sixth-grade students in Northville, Mich., Nedam founded Kids 4 Afghan Kids, a non-profit organization aimed at using education to help make the world a better place for boys and girls in Afghanistan. It took three years to raise enough funds to build the first six-room school in Wardak, Afghanistan, where many of the children love going to school so much they walk more than four hours to get there. Nedam didn't stop there, however, and began raising funds to address other needs for the community. Kids 4 Afghan Kids has gone on to build two more schools, a medical clinic, orphanage, bakery and a guesthouse for the residents of the valley. Nedam has faced many obstacles, but she refuses to give up. Friends nominated her for the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame, saying that through Nedam's unwavering determination, countless lives have been changed forever.

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