Feb 3, 2017

The first step is always the most important step

Street children in Kabul
Street children in Kabul

Dear Friends and Supporters,

The exact number of street children in Kabul is impossible to quantify... They are out on the streets all day long, exposed to harsh conditions dominated by pollution and high noise levels and without any protection or safety measures from abuse. The short and long term consequences of street work are complex: injury/death caused by traffic accidents; suicide bombings and explosions; verbal, physical and sexual abuse; illegal work involving drugs. A vicious circle of illiteracy and lack of skills for job opportunities is tied to the cycle of poverty, debt, vulnerability and dependence. These are the main reasons why our organization, Action for Development, decided to tackle the issue of street children by introducing an innovative project in the streets of Kabul.

Thanks to your generous donations received through the Global Giving platform during the last few months, we managed to do the first, but crucial steps in order to support the reintegration of Kabul`s street children. We are happy to share our success with you on this report.

Your kind support made the following achievements possible:

  • Our colleagues on the ground identified and enrolled to our street school 10 street children aged between 8 to 13. The identification of the prospective students was done by interviewing a street child and confirming his/her interest in obtaining education and willingness to learn. We also noted if the kid had the family support and collected the information about his/her background. A family location and a place of living were confirmed by the local authority.
  • The place for the classroom is identified and rented.
  • Equipment for the room ( as chairs, blackboard, notebooks, pencils, pens and colouring pencils) is ordered.
  • Teaching material is being discussed and work is in progress to prepare the training material.

Your support to AfD is a support of children rights to learn and develop their skills. AfD remains committed to ensuring that the street children irrespective of their gender will have access to education. We understand that education is the only way to bring sustainable peace to families and the country.

Again, thank you for all you do for Kabul's street kids. You are a part of their lives too. We appreciate your bounty.

Best regards,

Anna Lewicka

AfD's Project Officer

Nov 28, 2016

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

Dear AfD Friend,

On 29th November 2016 Global Giving through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching all donations made that day by 50%.

There’s still a lot to be done for the women and children of Afghanistan and for that we need your support. Please go to www.globalgiving.org and support any of our projects and have the Impact Doubled.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest thanks for your recent donation to Action for Development projects. Generous gifts from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission in Afghanistan.

Best regards,

Action for Development

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Nov 28, 2016

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

Dear AfD Friend,

On 29th November 2016 Global Giving through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching all donations made that day by 50%.

There’s still a lot to be done for the women and children of Afghanistan and for that we need your support. Please go to www.globalgiving.org and support any of our projects and have the Impact Doubled.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest thanks for your recent donation to Action for Development projects. Generous gifts from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission in Afghanistan.

Best regards,

Action for Development

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