Growing up, Azalea Lehndorff’s childhood was challenging to say the least. Among other things, her parents moved around so frequently that she and her sister did not have any formal education for most of their school-age years. Eventually, though, with the help of some family friends, Azalea and her sister were able to attend boarding school. In time, Azalea finished her high school education and went on to college where she learned about the lack of access to education in Afghanistan, particularly for girls. Knowing firsthand the importance of education, Azalea founded a grassroots project in 2010 to build 100 safe classrooms for kids in Afghanistan to go to school. The 100 Classroom Project has completed 61 classrooms to date, providing 16,000 students with a safe, stable, clean place to go to school.