The TeamMeet the People Behind AFCECO

Andeisha Farid

Founder and Chairperson

Andeisha Farid is the Founder and Chairperson of AFCECO. Andeisha Farid spent her childhood living in refugee camps outside of Afghanistan. In 2007, at the age of 24, she returned to Kabul and founded the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization. Her mission was to provide a portion of the country's estimated 1.6 million orphans with an opportunity to receive quality schooling and a safe place to live. Andeisha Farid delegated her then role of Executive Director to a team of AFCECO graduates in 2014 and she remained as Chairperson of AFCECO.

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Pashtana Rasoul

Executive Director

Pashtana Rasoul is the Executive Director of AFCECO as of July 2016. 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.

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Mahbooba Siraj

Donor Relations Manager

Mahboob Sirja is the Donor Relations Manager of AFCECO communicating with sponsors and donors. She is one of the very first children joined AFCECO orphanage in 2004 and spent her whole life in orphanage. Mahbooba graduated from American University of Afghanistan in 2016 and is active member of AFECO Executive Team.

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