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Originally written by
Gertrud Neuwirth

Revised and Updated by
Swarnalata Vemuri

Sharon English

Project Director
Usha George

Photo Credits
Afghan Women's Organization

Project Coordinator
Leny Prabhu

Project Team
Julita Javier
David Shewchuk
Cathi Sutton

Community Consultants
Fahmah Fatah
Nillab Pazhwak

User Group
Cecelia Lee
Benjamin Schlesinger

Web Master
David Shewchuk

Web Programmer
Mai LeHuenen

This cultural profile is designed primarily for volunteers working in organized HOST Programs, which match newcomers with volunteers who offer friendship, orientation to the community and an opportunity to practise English or French, if needed.