About a week ago, we held our 13th Annual SOL Gala. With the help of our dedicated volunteers (some not pictured here), we were able to meet our goal of raising $50,000 in less than 10 minutes. All donations from the event will be used to support the children in Pakistan to help get them one step closer to their educational goals and bringing their family out of poverty. This cause is so dear to all of us at SOL, but none of this would have been possible without our giving donors and hard working volunteers. Thank you to all those who came to support our mission!
As Nelson Mandela stated, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
More powerful than the terror inflicted by gunshots. More powerful than the fear and darkness which overcame Peshawar on this dark moment in history.
As an organization rooted in transforming lives through planting the seeds of learning, we are devastated to hear the news of such a barbaric crime against humanity and against education. Though this goes without saying, we fully condemn the acts of these heartless terrorists and pray for the recovery and release of Pakistan from their horrific grasp.
To the parents, families and communities around the world grieving and mourning the loss: Remember that the seeds we are burying now will only grow into something more beautiful. Remember that we are with you in praying for a brighter future. Remember that education alone can defeat fear and ignorance, the only weapons our enemies possess. Do not give up on that dream.