Jan 19, 2021

A Message from a Former Student in Afghanistan

It's always wonderful to hear from a former student!  This  letter is from a young woman who attended primary and secondary school at the K4AK project in Afghanistan.  We have crossed out her name for her safety - and the safety of our students - because some organizations in Afghanistan still forcefully oppose the idea of education for girls.  

The education your donation provided her not only made her dream come true, it will help her address the serious problem of maternal and infant mortality in rural Afghanistan.

On behalf of everyone from KAK - Thank You!

Hi !
My name is xxxxxxxxx. I was born in Ankhi village of Saidabad district in Wardak province a remote area, there was no health center and we didn't have a school. our people had a lot of problems.  As people in the village became ill, they are died on the way.  We are lost so many members of our family in this way that I am disappointed .  But today I am a midwife and I serve the people. I work in a hospital here in Kabul and I go to my village three times a month and help the women and give them free health advice.  I don't want other children to lose their mothers or mother lose their children’s . I am very grateful to Jamaluddin Wardak's family and miss khris for providing us with such facilities. They built us a health center , school and They are now working on a hospital.  I did my primary education in the same school and I have reached this place today. Thank you very much. May God bless you.

Sep 23, 2020

K4AK - One of the Most Reliable Humanitarian organizations!

Dear Friends,

We were pleased to stumble over a review of Kid's 4 Afghan Kids' project in Afghanistan.  It was written by Ehsan Bayat, the founder of Afghan Wireless, a large telecommunications company in Afghanistan. 

He gives a great summary of K4AK's history, and mentions that our organization (it's your organization too!) earned recognition as one of the Center for International Disaster Information's most reliable humanitarian organizations.  

He also writes that sponsoring education is less problematic than other charitable acts.  We agree!   Education is valuable, always in demand, creates long lasting change and you don't have the (otherwise exorbitant) shipping costs.

We hope you'll read the whole article and enjoy the beautiful photos here:  https://www.google.com/amp/s/ehsanbayatafghanwireless.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-kids-4-afghan-kids/amp/

As always, thank you for being part of Kids 4 Afghan Kids!

May 27, 2020

Help Kids 4 Afghan Kids Celebrate 20 Years!

Dear Friends,

We hope that you are all well and able to stay safe!  

We’d like to start this note by bragging, and by thanking you.  Kids 4 Afghan Kids has been helping children in Afghanistan for 20 years.  Of course, you were a big part of making that happen.  Thank you!

As you probably know, Kids 4 Afghan Kids was begun by a class of middle school students in Michigan.  They, and the generations of student volunteers who have followed during the last two decades, have been a driving force in our fundraising efforts.   These students contributed by finding creative ways to raise money to help their peers in Afghanistan.  They’ve collected bottles, catered children’s birthday parties, and made products for sale at craft fairs.  Since even a little money goes a long way in Afghanistan, their efforts have always been an important source of income.

See the attached letter for a picture of the Alternative Craft Fair, November 2019.

Unfortunately, none of these activities are possible this year due to the novel corona virus and social distancing requirements.  Of course, the needs in the village are still as great as ever.  Right now, we have an urgent need to fix the leaking roof on the now aging clinic. 

You may have read that COVID19 is spreading to Afghanistan.  Experts predict the consequences may be dire in many areas because of the poverty and crowded housing.  We are happy to report that so far, we have no cases of this virus in our village.  At the start of the outbreak, many younger people returned to the village from their jobs, or from college, in other parts of Afghanistan.  We were concerned they would bring the virus back with them.  However, it’s “so far, so good”.  We suppose that being in such a remote village is a double edged sword – the poverty in the area is still very high due in part to the remoteness, but that remoteness also lessens the contact with the outside world. 

Of course, we hope our luck continues, but we also must again thank our donors for the fact we have had a Kids 4 Afghan Kids medical clinic in the village for nearly 20 years, so that the people there have the opportunity for medical care for any health issues.  We also have a hospital under construction.   However, since completion of the hospital is still a year or more away, the clinic is of critical importance.

See the attached letter for a photograph of the hospital under construction.

We know these are tough times for many people in the US.  However, if you can spare any donation, even a small one, it will help us make up for the loss of our other fundraising efforts and help us maintain the clinic and provide medical services, which will be even more needed if we eventually do get a COVID19 outbreak.  As you probably know, we are an all-volunteer organization with no administrative costs, so one hundred percent of your donation will go toward the new roof. 

We hope you’ll help us celebrate 20 years of success with a small contribution!

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