The Boston Globe tells of the Basij-Rasikh siblings' hope to shape Afghanistan's future
A Boston Globe story describes the support network for six siblings of the Basij-Rasikh family of Afghanistan, several of whom are studying in the U.S., including Mustafa ’12, a double major in politics and economics at Bates. The siblings’ plan, the Globe says, is “nothing short of a family-wide foray into the fabric of Afghan society” to restore the warn-torn country. Their supporters include Sally and Don Goodrich, who lost their son Peter ’89 in the Sept. 11 attacks. Focusing their efforts on education in Afghanistan, the Goodriches created the Peter M. Goodrich Memorial Foundation and have built a girls school in Logar Province and hosted dozens of Afghan students who come to study in America, including Basij-Raskih siblings. (View story from The Boston Globe, Sept. 19, 2009.)
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