Kids 4 Afghan Kids (K4AK) was founded in 1998 in Michigan by teacher Khris Nedam, and her sixth grade students, to help kids in rural Afghanistan. Since then, the US students have helped raise the money to build four schools, a deep water well and a medical clinic. Due to this success, many more Afghan children wish to attend school. They need your help to raise the funds! Kids 4 Afghan Kids is 100% volunteer, so your 100 % of your donations are used to educate children.
Before the first K4AK school, there were no schools in the village. Few men and no women could read. Many adults were suspicious of boys' education and opposed girls' education. Almost all were subsistence farmers, malnourished and impoverished. Rates of infant mortality and disease were high. Because the village now supports education, enrollment has grown from 465 students (20 girls) to 2,400 students (1,200 girls). However, growth is expensive - it costs $60 a year for each child.
K4AK has already provided clean water, vaccinations and basic health care for many of the children of the village. This project will help ensure that the growing number of students, including girls, can receive a basic education. Your donation of $60 will pay for one child's education for one year which will allow the young men and women to become better farmers, learn skilled trades and perhaps even attend college one day.
We help students use their education to raise their village from poverty and become better parents themselves some day. We build support for girls' education, a subject still controversial in much of Afghanistan. We empower girls to vote and participate in the political process. We help the village teach the children to re-build a stable, democratic society and continue to reject involvement in the Taliban or other violent organizations.
This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).
Kids 4 Afghan Kids' (K4AK) website
Interview with Co-Founder Khris Nedam
Interview with K4AK Co-Founder Khris Nedam
Khris Nedam wins US Citizen Diplomacy Award