HAVERHILL -- Mati Amin, chairman of the School for Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA) visits Northern Essex Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 5, noon-1 p.m., in the Bentley Library as part of NECC's "One Geographic Region" Program which explores varying issues of the Middle East.

Imagine being a girl and told your government will not educate you? This is the plight of the women of Afghanistan. Amin, who will visit with two NECC classes before speaking at the library, will discuss the formation and mission of SOLA, Afghanistan's first boarding school for girls.

This event is free and open to the public.

For information, contact Barbara Stachniewicz at