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.

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Move Campaign ended with huge success!

Dear Friends,

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.

Warmest regards,

Andeisha Farid, Founder & Chairperson of AFCECO

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August Newsletter

Exam Paper Results

Last month many good things happened inside the orphanages but on the other hand it was a horrific time for the people of Afghanistan. The children received their mid-term exams results and the results are outstanding. Many of the students received top grades on their exams. We organized an event to recognize and encourage the students who have excelled in their schools studies, athletics, arts, music and as well as the children who worked hard during and for the events.

On August 17th we held a small farewell party for Allegra Boggess, the teacher of our music students. Allegra left for the US after five years of teaching piano and oboe at ANIM. She worked very hard with our children and in fact our most successful students were under her tutorship. She holds a special place in the hearts of her students and will be greatly missed. Read More

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About US

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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Our Programs

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

>Children Artwork

>Music Team

>Youth Leadership Academy

>eCoaching Program

>Athletic Program