Management Team

Andeisha Farid laid down the foundation of AFCECO in 2004 and directed it to become a deep-rooted non-profit organization running orphanages and learning centers in Afghanistan and refugee camps in Pakistan. Through an online child sponsorship program she developed, individuals from other global regions sponsored thousands of orphans. Moreover, she travelled around the world attracting donors and sponsors and made a worldwide recognition in a short time which led to expanding the network of support for AFCECO. As a Founder and Executive Director, she built a strong management team of social workers and expatriate volunteers.

Andeisha delegated her executive duties in 2014 to a team of AFCECO graduates and she remained as Chairperson of AFCECO. Since then, Andeisha focused on fundraising, strategic planning and program development for AFCECO, and also mentored these graduates to help them develop leadership, entrepreneurship and communication skills.

Following Andeisha resignation, a team of 15 young graduates took the charge. They selected Manizha Rahimi as their team leader for two years. She then passed the baton to Pashtana Rasoul in July 2016 to become the new Executive Director.

Today, AFCECO is completely self-sustained and run by a team of graduates, and they make up almost all of the staffing of orphanages, who teach, do maintenance, payroll, communications with public, outreach and other duties. There is no single paid employee in AFCECO. Who better to self-perpetuate the raising of a generation of professionals and leaders?

Our Graduates

Today, AFCECO is run by a team of graduates, and they make up almost all of the staffing of orphanages, who teach, do maintenance, payroll, communications with public, outreach and other duties. Who better to self-perpetuate the raising of a generation of professionals and leaders?

Our History

The story of Parwarishga must begin with the modern history of Afghanistan. Nowhere, it seems has the poison of war come together with the poison of religious extremism...

Our Orphanages

The AFCECO orphanages are all located in rented house, and each orphanage houses anywhere from thirty to eighty children.
Andeisha FaridFounder
Mahbooba SirajBoard Member
Pashtana RasoulBoard Member
Andeisha Farid
Founder
Andeisha Farid

Andeisha is a global young leader, a social entrepreneur, a successful fundraiser, and women’s rights activist. She founded AFCECO, whose mission is to help improve the plight of children born into poverty or affected by the ravages of war. Her work impacted the lives of more than 2,000 children of diverse ethnicities through 11 orphanages in Afghanistan and refugee camps in Pakistan that employed nearly 200 widows and university students.

Mahbooba Siraj
Board Member
Mahbooba Siraj

Raised in an AFCECO orphanage in Kabul, Mahbooba emerged a successful woman leader with extraordinary abilities in management, program development and fundraising. She is the Board Member, and remained the Managing Director from 2016 till 2020, was involved in every aspect of AFCECO from managing donor relations to dealing with daily orphanage operations.

Pashtana Rasoul
Board Member
Pashtana Rasoul

Pashtana Rasoul was the Executive Director of AFCECO from 2016 till 2021. Pashtana came to AFCECO at 8 years of age in 2003. Prior to arriving at AFCECO, Pashtana and her younger siblings roamed the dusty streets and grimy alleyways of Peshawar city every day selling water in order to earn desperately needed money for their family based at a refugee camp in the outskirts of Peshawar city.

Message from Founder

From the moment I could open my eyes I saw my village turned to rubble by a Soviet airstrike. From the moment I could hear I listened to the screaming voices of helpless widows and orphaned children.

Our Values

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.
AFCECO is an Afghan non-profit organization based in Kabul running orphanages and educational centers for Afghan orphans and street children.

 

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