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Ariana Delawari  Artist. Activist. Dreamer #AfghanistanInMyHeart #BraveryInUnity #BeGoneTaliban #InspirePeace

One of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced was in Masai Mara, Kenya. I met this family on a walk. These sweet children and their mama Elizabeth. When I met the kids they bowed a bit and offered their head to be touched. She explained to me, that in her culture children do this when they meet an adult. All of the kids there shave their heads, so it is an especially vulnerable and intimate connection. I remember how much I felt in my heart in the moment of touching their heads. I felt honored. I felt responsibility to create and maintain a healthy world for them. I felt responsibility to their mama to protect her sacred family. I felt responsibility to protect the land and wildlife. I felt a responsibility to be a better sister and ally. I felt many things and I will never forget that sensation and promise that I made when I met Elizabeth and her sweet children. What a magnificent culture. We need this. We need culture like this. This will save our world. It deeply touched my heart in a way that’s hard to describe. Such a seemingly small gesture that creates a promise, a code of honor. Let’s not take what is sacred for granted anymore as we continue to fight for what is sane, just, and healthy. There is still so much beauty in this world to encounter, respect, love, protect, live for... 🇰🇪❤️🇰🇪 #keepfamiliestogether

Resistance works ! Stay focused. Keep going. Now we have to make sure that every one of those children makes it back safely to their parents. We also need to stop placing families in jail. We can’t trust what he says, we have to see what happens next and stay engaged. I can’t even begin to imagine the trauma and abuse (much that we don’t even know about) that has already occurred... #Repost @aclu_nationwide with @get_repost
🗣 If Trump thinks placing families in jail indefinitely is what people have been asking for, he is grossly mistaken. #KeepFamiliesTogether

Friends in California, my friend @daisyodell has posted this call to action to protect the children. Check it out and attend this weekend in San Diego if you can. Please share with friends. It’s go time ✊🏽

Continuation from my last post about the release of Afghanistan Connect App... Here are the rest of the organization’s currently featured on the app... this is just a start ! We have to start with something manageable since we are very grassroots. Let’s see where everything goes 🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽 #afghanistanconnect #girlswhocode #girlseducation #womenintech #girlsintech #afghanistaninmyheart #inspirepeace

I am very excited to share with you the release of a free app called Afghanistan Connect. The idea for the app came about when I was screening my film We Came Home for audiences. I kept hearing from people : "How can I help Afghanistan ?" I thought about it for a long time, and it didn't feel right to point people in the direction of just one organization or aspect of society. I approached my friend Fereshteh forough, founder and president of Code to Inspire, and we developed this idea together. The Afghan female students at CTI designed and coded the app !!! Their wonderful mentor Aalem Daneshyar at CTI worked hard with them and us too. Afghanistan Connect is a free app that consolidates information on reputable organizations that are rebuilding Afghanistan within various aspects of society. We are currently featuring 12 grassroots organizations that we are very excited about. There are links to their social media, websites, as well as donate and partner buttons, so that you may learn about, donate, and/or create partnerships with them ! We will continue to add additional exceptional organizations over time. Thank you for your amazing work @fereshtehforough, @aalem.daneshyar (mentor at CTI), Shane Brauner (advisor to CTI), the amazing designers and coders Nazifa Momenabadi and Afsaneh Arsin, and our legal advisors @indieesq and Jahan Sharyar. Here’s to a peaceful, unified, healthy and prosperous Afghanistan 2.0 . Go download it ! Afghanistan Connect ! It is free and will remain free ! Made for iOS and Androids ! Please spread the word 🕊❤️🇦🇫 Much Love, Ariana #afghanistanconnect #girlswhocode #girlseducation #afghanistan #afghanistaninmyheart #inspirepeace

Friends, I have an announcement to make tomorrow. We will be releasing something that I have co-created with @fereshtehforough and her wonderful team at @codetoinspire. Today I would just like to take a moment and highlight Fereshteh Jan and her amazing organization. She is so amazing, and I am so proud and honored to introduce you to her work and the stellar female Afghan coders. We are excited to finally share what we made for Afghanistan... more tomorrow 🇦🇫🙏🏽❤️ *****************
Fereshteh Forough is the Founder and President of Code to Inspire, the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan. Fereshteh was born as an Afghan refugee in Iran during the USSR's invasion of Afghanistan. One year after the Taliban regime collapsed, Fereshteh and her family and moved back to Herat, Afghanistan. After returning to Herat, She earned her Bachelor in Computer Science and later her Master's from Technical University of Berlin in Germany. She taught as a professor at the Computer Science faculty of Herat University for almost three years. In January 2015 She founded the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan with the mission of educating Afghan women with in-demand programming skills, empower them to add unique value to their communities, and inspire them to strive for financial and social independence.
Code to Inspire (CTI) is an after-school program founded by Fereshteh Forough in January of 2015. It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. CTI opened the first coding school for girls in Herat, Afghanistan in November of 2015. CTI currently provides a safe educational environment for about 80 female students aged 15-25. CTI aims to educate Afghan women with in-demand programming skills, empower them to add unique value to their communities, and inspire them to strive for financial and social independence. #afghanistaninmyheart #inspirepeace #womenintech #afghanistan #girlseducation #girlswhocode

We have such a special father... such a kind, loving, humble, strong, supportive dad... whose passion was always Afghanistan and his people. I get my activism from my baba. And he truly favors his girls, even his granddaughters lol. He let us be whoever we wanted to be. I feel so blessed to have such a special baba... happy Father’s Day daddy, I love you... and to those of you missing your dad I’m sending you love today ❤️

✊🏽🦋✊🏽 #nomasdeportaciones


When you have to stop a stranger and take her photo cuz she’s so magical 🌹🌺🌸 @adventurous_beauty27 nice to meet u

Took this one in Kabul jan. Afghanistan in my heart, been missing it so much 🕊#afghanistaninmyheart #inspirepeace

These beauties that I met at a Kuchi camp in Bagram, Afghanistan... they stay with me all the time 🇦🇫🦋🕊#afghanistaninmyheart #inspirepeace photo by me

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