Jan 5, 2021

Re-opening of the Rahyab School

Dear supporters,

Action for Development would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones, a healthy and peaceful new year 2021!

The Rahyab School for Children with Disabilities is currently closed for the winter break. The school is set to re-open in March 2021 and we need your support!

Last year, due to lack of funding, and the global health emergency also affecting Afghanistan, Action for Development was unable to support the school with the usual provision of meals to the children attending class. Thank to an emergency COVID-19 appeal, Action for Development was able to distribute food items to the families of the children at the Rahyab School in July 2020.

This year we remain hopeful for the project to be fully funded and for Action for Development to be able to provide meals to the children attending the Rahyab School from re-opening in March until the end of 2021.

At the same time, Action for Development, has looked into the possibility of replicating the Rahyab School in other areas of Afghanistan. We have identified potential students and surveyed their needs in the Province of Kapisa, where a teacher has been identified and trained. Due to heavy snowfall in December, the opening of a new facility has been put on hold. We intend on starting classes as soon as the weather condition improves, most probably at the end of February 2021.

We thank you for your continued support towards this project, tt is with the generosity of our donor community that we can make sure we continue to support the most marginalized communities in Afghanistan. We will provide more details on the opening of the new facility in the Province of Kapisa as well as the re-opening of the Rahyab School in the upcoming months.

For now, we extend to you our warmest regards,

The Team at AfD

(Photo of Panjshir Province @AfD 2020)

Dec 21, 2020

Winterization campaign 2021

Winter has arrived to Afghanistan. Snow and extremely low temperatures have hit the country, starting with the first snow in Mazar-e-Sharif at the beginning of December. According to reports from Action for Development's staff on the field, heavy snow also took place in the province of Panjshir.

Action for Development supports marginalized and rural communities in Afghanistan every year with a winterization campaign, aimed at providing wood heaters, warm clothes and food items to families and individuals in need. A mobile clinic in Kabul also provides basic emergency care to those in need of medical attention.

This year's campaign, launched in December 2020, has not been fully funded yet and we need the support of our donor community in order to provide the basic necessities needed for the winter months.

We thank you for your continued support throughout the years and we kindly ask you to help us fund the 2021 winterization campaign in support of Afghan communities! 

Every donation counts!

Taking this opportunity to wish you and your families a safe and healthy New Year 2021, best wishes,

The Team at AfD

(Photos @AfD 2020) 

Sep 30, 2020

Back to School!

Asma is a young student at AfD's school for street-working children in Kabul.

The education program, launched in 2016, hosts boys and girls aged 5 to 15, providing basic literacy and numeracy skills. The children enrolled in the program are not able to attend public school, as they either cannot afford the expenses related to schooling or are forced to work on the streets of Kabul in order to support their families.

The children attending AfD's schools are also offered a meal every day; for most of them this is the first and only meal of the day.

In 2018 a sports training program was introduced! Children can now safely play at a rented football field where they are trained by a qualified football instructor. Last year, AfD was able to open the program to girls, and currently we have an all-girl football team!

Currently, AfD has two schools open in Kabul. Both locations had to shut down in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic that also affected Afghanistan. The schools were closed for about two months and finally re-opened in June 2020.

Asma told her teacher: "I had very difficult days during lockdown; I had to work on the street, even if I was scared of the coronavirus, I had to work. At night I would have nightmares about getting sick, we could not afford health care and we did not have proper food to eat. When I was working on the street I was scared of contracting the virus. When I heard that the school had re-opened I was very happy, I had hope again about life and about studying, I decided to come here. At school, we get our hands disinfected and they provide us with a mask, and we also eat healthy food. This way I have the energy to work and provide for my family. Thank you for being here and for helping us".

With your support we can continue providing a safe environment for children in Kabul. Lets give every child the right to receive education! Donate today to support the school for street-working children and help us reach the most vulnerable communities of Afghanistan.

Sincerely,

The AfD Team

 

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