Thank you again for facilitating lots of joyful, therapeutic, educational activities for the children who live in war.
Another winter is on the way and we have a brilliant plan of making it the “Best-Winter-Ever” for 1100 underprivileged children in 9 different locations in Afghanistan. Will you join us and help again by donating and sharing: http://globalgiving.org/projects/Best-Winter-Ever
We are doing our best in both producing many educational entertaining activities and capacity building our Afghan colleagues together with our young artists to sustain the activities.
There are a lot of good things happening in Afghanistan and we are all so optimistic and making sustainable progress regardless of all the usual problems of war. We have been making many compromises since 2002 mainly because of the security to modify and even cancel some of the activities but still keep making progress and growing stronger.
Watch out for our new Newsletter which will be published in two weeks times with lots of good news.
Aug 29, 2019
Laughter is the Remedy
By MMCC - Team
Thanks for your continuous support and bringing so much of joy to thousands of children.
We have just had our regular festivals and championships. Hundreds of girls and boys in different ages and different technical levels participated in these unique annual events.
All the regular activities of our National Program for Afghanistan have been implemented in Kabul, Nangarhar, Khost, Bamyan, Balkh, Herat and Samangan. The program includes workshops, performances, different artistic and educational classes and even activities such as Parkour.
Urban Challenge which is a new MMCC initiated activity and ideal platform for the resourceful and energetic youth still keeps developing itself. The Oxygen Program is one of Urban Challenge own activities, focusing on Environment and Climate Action. The Oxygen Program started with a number of workshops conducted by different nationals and internationals about the Climate Change and Climate Actions. The workshops were followed by organizing campaigns to inform and educate the people in particular the new generations about how they can practically contribute to save our planet. Here you can see their “Fridays For Future” event: https://youtu.be/Qu-BDTUdp00
The first photo attached in this update is a collection of recent festival performances in different provinces and the second one is the smoke of a bomb close to our center in Kabul. Our hearts go out to all the victims and their families and hope soon peace comes to Afghanistan. Our work becomes more difficult when there are such tragedies and at the same time our work becomes more essential as more children need to be happy and overcome their traumas and experience a happy childhood even if for some limited hours.
Our latest annual report is attached to this update.
Thanks for being with us and keep supporting us in these difficult times and bringing fun and joy to thousands of children.
Beside all the regular activities including performances and workshops in schools of different provinces, we have just had our regular festivals and championships. Hundreds of girls and boys in different ages and different technical levels participated in these unique annual events.
The security in Afghanistan is always a problem and we are doing our absolute best to keep our children in Kabul and provinces safe and secure. This practically means lots of modification and adjustments of the activities and sometimes postponing and even canceling some of the workshops and performances. Some days ago, one of the explosions was very close to our Kabul center (see the photo). Our hearts go out to all the victims and their families and hope soon peace comes to Afghanistan. Our work becomes more difficult when there are such tragedies and at the same time our work becomes more essential as more children need to be happy and overcome their traumas and experience a happy childhood even if for some limited hours.
Annual report of our Afghan sister organization is attached to this email.