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Remembering Ted Achilles, Jr.

“Solutions to Afghanistan’s often seemingly intractable problems will come from educated Afghans, especially Afghan women, and cannot be imposed from outside.” - Ted Achilles, Jr. in 2010 PROVIDENCE, RI - AUGUST 30, 2018 - The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women and our entire community of academic and philanthropic partners, staff and volunteers, alumnae and students mourn the death of Theodore “Ted” Achilles, Jr., who after "failing retirement" in 1996 lived and worked in Afghanistan between the years 2003 and 2015 directing the American Councils Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program and co-founding SOLA - School of Leadership Afghanistan among other Afghanistan-based philanthropic and com

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The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women is a non-profit education and leadership development program working to create the next generation of women leaders in Afghanistan. The Initiative is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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