With a life transformed by education, Azalea Lehndorff is passionate about bringing opportunity to girls in Afghanistan.
In 2010, with a group of students, Lehndorff founded the 100 Classroom Project to address the need for basic educational infrastructure in a country that has faced war for more than thirty years. She has shared her journey and experiences with over 100 audiences ranging from schools and churches to universities, Rotary Clubs, and other donor groups.
The 100 Classroom Project has benefitted over 8,000 students to date and has been featured on CBC Radio and Television, CTV News, Global News, Alberta Primetime, and in print by the Lacombe Globe, and the Red Deer Advocate in addition to Afghan National radio and television. In 2011, Lehndorff was named Young Citizen of the Year by Rotary Clubs of Red Deer and the City of Red Deer for her efforts to engage Canadian elementary and high school students in making a difference.
Azalea Lehndorff manages the 100 Classroom Project that is being implemented by charitable organization A Better World Canada. She is a Program Consultant for the Public Health Agency of Canada. Lehndorff is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and will complete her Masters of Public Health from the University of Alberta in June, 2014.