Toc Dunlap

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Toc Dunlap "is Executive Director of Creating Hope International (CHI), an organization she co-founded in 1982."

"In 1967, Toc was one of the first Peace Corps volunteers. She worked in Herat and Charikar, Afghanistan teaching English, training teachers, and developing curriculum. In 1988, she returned to Pakistan to help Afghan refugees. She worked as Coordinator of International Rescue Committee’s Hangu Education Program and eventually advanced to Deputy Director of International Rescue Committee. During her eight years with International Rescue Committee, she initiated six new educational programs. Through a consensus-based model of grassroots program development, Toc has helped to successfully introduce controversial programs like schools for Afghan girls. She developed teacher training manuals in Farsi and Pushto, trained teachers, and trained teacher trainers.

"Since 1996, Toc Dunlap has worked in partnership with the Afghan Institute of Learning... Through CHI, she provides AIL training and assistance with administration, finance, program strategy, fundraising, budgeting, and proposal writing. Toc helped AIL increase its annual funding to $650,000 from $30,000 in 1996 by building the capacity of the organization to procure its own funding. Today, AIL is able to raise more than 50% of its own funding. With the support of Toc at CHI, AIL has developed its fundraising and management capacity and now provides this type of technical assistance to other grassroots Afghan community-based organizations. AIL is currently providing training and technical assistance to four Afghan organizations with exciting results. Today, AIL is one of the largest Afghan women-led NGOs, one of the largest employers of Afghan women, and the pre-eminent teacher training organization in Afghanistan. Recognized internationally for its outstanding work, AIL provides health and education services to 350,000 women and children annually.

"In 2002, Toc initiated a new program for CHI, extending her technical support and training skills to help a group of Tibetan Bon refugees in India. Through CHI, Toc has helped this community develop a new essential oils program. The goal of this program is to produce essential oils, valued for medicinal purposes. Oils will be used to stock the Tibetans own medical clinic and sold to raise much needed income for the community. Toc has also started a scholarship program through CHI that helps ten Bon students each year advance their education to the secondary and post-secondary levels. She has helped the Bon community raise funds for important building projects, a new drinking water well, and a milk cow. She has also helped the Bon organize their administrative structure to more effectively oversee, manage, and fundraise support for their various programs including their orphanage and medical clinic.

"Toc has a California Secondary Teaching Credential and is a member of the State Bars in California and Michigan. She founded an alternative school in Jackson, California in 1973 and worked as an international lawyer with Ford Motor Company from 1979-1987. During her time at Ford Motor Company, she spent two years coordinating Ford’s Inter-Corporate Relations in Mexico. Toc is an active participant and vestry member of Christ Episcopal Church, Dearborn." [1]

External links

  • "Toc Dunlap", Creating Hope International, Accessed October 2006.