Stationed at Kandahar Air Base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Soldiers spend much of their time in direct interaction with the Afghani people in nearby villages. They noticed that the children all love receiving small gifts from the Soldiers, but their favorite giveaways aren't candy or toys. Their faces really light up when they are given items they can use in school.
These kids, many of who are girls attending school for the very first time, cherish pencils, notebooks and even craft supplies. Through the Internet, Soldiers have come into contact with Heartland Heroes from all over America who have expressed a desire to support the mission of the Soldiers by providing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan populace.
|Considering this dynamic, our founders were looking for a way to combine the lessons of servant leadership with the obligations of patriotism. OPERATION DREAMSEED was born. |
OPERATION DREAMSEED is underway in the southern region of Afghanistan, the birthplace of theTaliban, the former home of Mullah Omar and Osama Bin Laden. The region's populace is 80 percent rural and 90 percent illiterate. Education is a long-term solution to the problems of a generation of children who long for peace, prosperity, security, and freedom. A perfect place for OPERATION DREAMSEED to start.