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Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Peshawar is not the same as before. People are afraid and you can hear military planes flying over at all hours. I spoke to a guy from UNCHR and he said this is the first time he has seriously starting to consider leaving his own country. He is worried about the future of his children if he stays here. One lady said she used to walk for exercise every day but now she is afraid to go out.

I am staying with Rotarian Zamarud Shah. We have just submitted a Matching Grant application partnering my Rotary Club, Ipswich, with his club, Unitown. The grant is to help a school near Charsadda, closer to FATA (Federally Administer Tribal Agency). It has rooms but no desks or trained teachers. Among the things the grant will provide are a well, washrooms, computers, teacher training, & books. Our partnering organization is DOSTI. We went to one of their better schools today.

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