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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AFCECO Needs Your Help Today
AFCECO has been one of the most positive and unique developments in Afghanistan’s war torn landscape. For 13 years children coming from extreme poverty, displacement, and violence have lived together in orphanages that are bastions of true democracy, places where everyone is equal and equally takes care of one another, where health and education take precedence over divisions of race and language and the climate of hatred civil war engenders.
Today, we face extremely difficult financial hurdles that we must overcome soon in 2017. Sponsorship has fallen off at a large scale and the support to our orphanage is fading as we lost few grants this year. In addition, cost of living has skyrocketed in Kabul and upgraded security is ever becoming a more dominant need. We have unforeseen costs as well, in response to those elements in Afghanistan that resist liberal arts education and equal rights for girls. There is a very real deficit of over $175,000 that will force us to contract the programs we offer and we need to raise at least $85,000 by January to pay all rental fees.
In order not to lose the investment we have made in these children, we must rally our fundraising efforts to keep AFCECO orphanages running. Every dollar helps because with many people organizing, these events add up. Sponsorships have been the driving force in running the orphanages. We need your help today. We have a chance to show the true spirit of democracy, how this wide and diverse family of AFCECO can all work together, just as the children themselves have risen above adversity in their lives to against all odds remain determined, hopeful and hard working.
Orphanage Sustainability Fund
We here at AFCECO have been fortunate these past few years. So many people giving so freely of their time and resources. Because of this we could move our girls to a safe place in Kabul. Today we are underfunded at the sponsorship level. So many of our children are only partially sponsored, and many many others are not sponsored at all. This translates into a $15,000 deficit each month in the cost of maintaining all our orphanages.
You who already give so much we cannot ask to give more, but what you can do more effectively than anyone else is encourage and recruit new sponsors and direct us to donors. This situation cannot go on much longer without a strong campaign for sponsorship by all of us together, as one big family. Please join us in this campaign.
We had very special visits from two of our dear sponsors this month. Anisa Mahmoud Ulrich one of our American sponsors visited the orphanage on October 17th and met her sponsored child. Elisa Ghezzi, another AFCECO sponsor and supporter from Italy, arrived on October 26th to visit the orphanages and observe the children’s activities. Elisa has been helping our team with writing and translating a grant proposal for an Italian association and is also helping us translate our website material into Italian. Elisa hosted one of our university students at her home in Italy in summer 2015. We are having great time with her and have organized different events at the orphanage. She will leave Kabul on Monday November 8th.
Thanks again to Allyn Rosenberg and Nancy Grimes we celebrated the birthday of Frishta at New Mehan Orphanage. As always the birthday was full of joy and excitement for all the children.Read More
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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 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.
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Child Sponsorship Program
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