AFCECO’s aim is to bring up the next generation of Afghan citizens, so badly affected by three decades of war, and to help them grow into strong, productive, thoughtful members of society. The girls and boys in AFCECO’s orphanages are taught tolerance, respect for diversity, environmental sensitivity, respect for the rights of others, and strong values of integrity, honesty and caring.

AFCECO Teaches:

  • Promote respect for the differences between human beings and an understanding that all human beings don’t have to think alike.

  • Respect freedom of thought and avoid imposing one’s ideas on others arbitrarily.

  • That freedom has real meaning only with justice and democracy.

  • There is no difference between people; no human being is superior to any other because of class, color, language, race, or religion.

  • Respect all religions and their followers.

  • Understand that religion is a private matter that cannot be forced on anyone else and nobody should be allowed to misuse it for any end,

  • No human being is better than any other because of gender.

  • A culture of peace is not possible if it does not promote conservation of the environment.

  • Encourage a respect for the value of life and implement it in their lives.

  • Encourage eagerness in understanding the ideas of others.

  • Promote the understanding that everyone, regardless of where they live is part of the bigger family.

  • Encourage listening to the ideas of others.

  • Respect teamwork and focus on the success of common goals.

  • Encourage work for world peace and make peace a priority over conflict.

  • Promote peace by learning other countries’ cultures, and learn that living in peace and harmony is the only right way for human beings.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Our girls at orphanage express themselves by practicing dance, an art that is still prohibited by societal norms in Afghanistan. Our children practice Attan, Afghan traditional dance, as well as ballet, western classical dance.

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