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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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
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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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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Follow up on Mehan Orphanage Move Campaign
The move of AFCECO’s Mehan Orphanage has begun! We have rented a house and are in the process of making it a home for the girls. It is a big and a beautiful house with a large yard that will allow the girls to enjoy the outdoors in a secure environment. We are also working to ensure that the necessary security measures are in place.
Our most sincere thanks to all sponsors who have always been standing with us and helped us whenever we called upon them.
Although we raised a majority of the money needed, we have not met our goal of $75,000. One of our original sponsors has offered to match all donations made between now and June 16, 2016 up to a maximum of $25,000. You can DOUBLE your donation by giving to AFCECO prior to June 16th.
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!
When you care deeply about the children of Afghanistan, this is the time to give. For every dollar given to AFCECO prior to June 16th, it will be matched by one of AFCECO's original sponsors. Your gift of $10 can become $20 and an extra generous gift of $500 can become $1000. You can have 2x the impact on the lives of children who have known nothing but war and terror. We hope you will find it in your heart to help and will not miss this opportunity to increase the impact of your donation.
Thank you on behalf of the children of AFCECO.
Children Festival in Turkey
As you are aware a group of our girls attended April 23rd Children Festival in Turkey. This was the first time that Afghanistan was invited in this important festival. Our children performed two pieces of Afghan traditional dance. All of the girls stayed with their Turkish host families while they were there and had a very good time. The girls returned on the 25th and had lots of stories to tell to their friends at the orphanage. And we are extremely proud of our music students who continue to excel on big stages and make headlines. Negin, who is the first female conductor of Afghanistan is now a well-known star and has been featured by several prominent world media like BBC and Huffington Post.Our Italian friends organized a concert on April 10th in support of AFCECO and we were lucky to watch it live via Skype. It was great to see all the people we knew including the families who hosted our children at their homes in the past.
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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’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.
>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.
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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