Kindergarten students eating a meal in the Shahid Karzai Orphanage
Julia MacQuarrie, the ten year old granddaughter of Métis elder Jo MacQuarrie, has raised funds for an orphanage in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Julia learned about the orphanage through her father Doug who is currently Chief of Staff to the Canadian Representative in Afghanistan.
Julia along with her friends and twin sisters have donated $400.00 to orphanage projects in Kandahar. They raised this money by shovelling drive ways, putting on plays and a garage sale. Her donation has already been utilized to plant trees and rose bushes at the Shahid Karzai orphanage and to have clothing made for 45 other orphans at the Sana Orphanage in Kandahar City.