Bringing Change in 2017

The year 2016 was a very exciting year for us and 2017 is proving to be the same. We have taken steps through the first half of this year to expand our influence throughout the world.

Anna Hacker, an American educator, lived most of her teaching and consulting working life overseas in 8 countries. Her fondest memories were teaching in Afghanistan from 1970 to 1974.

Approaching retirement and with world events, Anna decided to help Afghanistan recover from its tragic 30 plus years. Anna’s passion is children and those less fortunate in life, thus her association with Zaks.

She has devoted herself to the concept of a Model Center to provide educational and vocational opportunities for those most in need, the street working children and widows.

“I guess basically one wants to feel that one’s life has amounted to more than just consuming products and generating garbage. I think that one likes to look back and say that one’s done the best one can to make this a better place for others. You can look at it from this point of view: What greater motivation can there be than doing whatever one possibly can to reduce pain and suffering?” Henry Spira from THE LIFE YOU CAN SAVE Acting Now to End World Poverty by Peter Singer

As Anna approached retirement and with Afghanistan in the spotlight of the world events, she decided to help in Afghanistan’s recovery as a solo charity volunteer. She has worked with the Afghan Women’s Educational Center (AWEC, a civil society woman run Afghan NGO), meeting the street working children & widows of Kabul’s AWEC Centers.