MUSIC SUPPORT FUND
We have 40 amazing talented young female musicians in our orphanages. Please join in this chance to nurture something so positive in our children and consequently Afghanistan.
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Please consider purchasing one of these very expressive and unique works of art produced by our very own students from the orphanages. You can also make a donation to the Art Program.
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Sports have become a major element to our children’s program. For our Girl’s Football Team, we have a trainer from the Afghan national soccer team working with our students at the American University field.
Photos of girl’s football team
For 13 years children coming from poverty and violence have lived together in orphanages that are bastions of true democracy, places where everyone is equal.
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Move Campaign ended
with huge success!
We are extremely happy and excited to announce that our Matching Donor Campaign ended with tremendous
success. The result was very encouraging and beyond our expectation. Our original goal was to raise up to $25,000 and match
all the money received prior to June 16th and we received a total of $27,132, which made the tally: $54,264
On behalf of all children and AFCECO staff, I would like to extend my utmost appreciation for your
contribution toward making this fundraising campaign such a huge success. You’ve become an inspiration to all our children
who we hope will one day be willing to take the torch of education and continue our efforts in the years to come.
And now, it is time to announce our Matching Donor, a sponsor from Florida who was the driving force
behind this campaign and she is our very own Terry Cardwell. I must say that no words of gratitude can possibly express how
grateful our children are to her for all the help that she given to our orphanages for more than a decade.
The New Mehan Orphanage is now in full swing with flowers blooming all around the beautiful green yard.
We have increased our security measures even further, constructed a bullet-proof safe room and hired more security guards.
The new building is now better protected against all kinds of threats.
Andeisha Farid, Founder & Chairperson of AFCECO
Help Us: Be an instrument of Hope!
YOUR help will enable AFCECO to further help the neediest of Afghan children, by providing them
with an environment of love, tolerance and respect for others.
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Become a One-time Donor by providing donations to help with on-going expenses.
Become a Sustaining Sponsor by supporting the on-going fixed costs of an orphanage.
Become a Founding Sponsor by helping to start a new orphanage for 50 children.
Independence Day Celebration
Dear Sponsors and Friends,
We hope each of you is having a great summer holiday.
We had an exciting week of Independence Day celebrations across the country. The orphanage children also celebrated Afghanistan’s 97th anniversary of Independence. The celebration took place in the front yard of New Mehan Orphanage on Thursday August 18th. The event covered a wide variety of programs; beginning with a short speech by me followed by music performances and dance. All of the children and especially our music students worked very hard preparing programs for the celebration.
Afghanistan gained its independence on the 19th August in 1919 from colonial Britain in the third Anglo-Afghan war. The independence war was commanded by the progressive King Amanullah. After taking obtaining independence under King Amanullah, Afghanistan started to witness social, political, economic and cultural progress and development. Among the most important of the social and cultural reforms were; making primary education compulsory for all, sending girls abroad for higher education, abolishing compulsory “hijab”, and abolishing polygamy, . King Amanullah was supported by his wife Queen Suraya. Queen Suraya opened the first school for girls in Afghanistan. The ten years of King Amanullah’s rule from 1919 to 1929 are considered to be the golden ages of Afghan history.
Celebration of such important days of our history is essential for the children to know about different historical events and their relevance.
Please enjoy seeing the pictures and video of the event here:
Warm regards,PashtanaPashtana RasoulExecutive DirectorAfghan Child Education and Care Organization-AFCECOwww.afceco.org+93 (0) 706154145
Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) is an Afghan non-profit organization founded by Andeisha Farid, an Afghan native whose dream was to come up with an innovative way to help vulnerable Afghan children. This noble mission began in 2003 when she established a safe house for 20 street children who couldn’t afford going to school. This small shelter soon turned into a well-established orphanage when AFCECO started a sponsorship program that allowed individuals from around the world to go online and sponsor Afghan children. As a result one orphanage opened after another and expanded to 12 orphanages , caring for over 700 children. Unfortunately, the orphanages were badly affected by the global financial crisis that resulted significant decrease in sponsorship and AFCECO had to close many orphanages.
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AFCECO runs various programs for children within the framework of its orphanages. Due to the poor standard of public schools, AFCECO augments the short school day with a plethora of extracurricular classes. Physical fitness of the children has also been one of AFCECO’s top priorities, AFCECO also has girls’ soccer teams that participate in nationwide tournaments. AFCECO provides the children with healthcare through clinics it has established within the orphanages. 40 girls and boys from AFCECO orphanages are in Afghanistan National Institute of Music where they learn professional.
Our Programs are Include:
>Child Sponsorship Program
>Youth Leadership Academy
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