Stop extremism. Teach Afghan kids to embrace peace

by Help The Afghan Children

Summary

Help the Afghan Children is addressing the root causes of violence and trauma by educating young Afghans who will embrace the principles of peace and work hard as adults to break this vicious cycle.
$11,813
total raised
62
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Ongoing war and conflict have left over 300,000 Afghan children killed, and millions more maimed, and/or traumatized. Many children today have lost a parent to violence. In certain regions of the country, various radical groups continue to threaten children, especially girls, from attending school. Many of these children have seen with their own eyes, their schools burned, their teachers murdered, and their parents (even themselves) threatened.

Solution

Activities include peace education programs with Afghan schools, training teachers to become peace education instructors and role models, and conducting cultural exchanges between Afghan and selected U.S. schools built around peace education themes.

Long-Term Impact

Each peace education program directly benefits between 250-500 students per year, introducing them to the value of striving for peaceful solutions to problems, builds self-esteem and empowerment that will serve them well in adulthood.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.htac.org

Organization Information

Help The Afghan Children

Location: Fairfax, Virginia - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.HelpTheAfghanChildren.org
Help The Afghan Children
Project Leader:
Stephen Perlman
Consultant, HTAC
Fairfax, Virginia United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 62 donors like you, a total of $11,813 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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