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.


    Our girls at orphanage express themselves by practicing dance, an art that is still prohibited by societal norms in Afghanistan. Our children practice Attan, Afghan traditional dance, as well as ballet, western classical dance.

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Dear Sponsors and Friends,

We are overwhelmingly happy to let you know that our, Matching Donor Campaign, once again, ended with tremendous success! Our initial target was to raise $15,000 but we have now raised a total of $28,800! The matching donor sponsor has agreed to match the entire amount raised so this campaign raised $57,600 in 30 days! Our campaign began April 1st and lasted through April 30th. The successful result of the campaign was beyond our expectations!

We are extremely thankful to all our sponsors and friends who contributed towards this campaign. Our heartfelt thanks go to: Zahra Ghasemian, Betty Tatum, Lisa Bloomer, Donna Conklin, Thomas Rebik, Steve Skulmoski, Don and Liz Johnson, Elisa Ghezzi, Inger Hannisdal, Steve and Kathie Pounds, Pat Tietz, Subrata De, Elise Balcom, Patricia Fulton, Kathleen Rosen, Gabriel Barna, Sandra Rhees, Millington McCoy, Humaira Gulzad, Regina Corallo, Carol Hanneman, Piera Putzulu & Italian Friends, Sophie Cull, Steven Barger, Mo Malekshahi, Mark Sharifi, Harrison Heyl, John and Dorothy Aram, Popal Rangbar and Sandi Treffers.

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AFCECO November 2016 Newsletter

Dear Sponsors and Friends,

 November has been an overwhelmingly busy month with all the programs happening both for the children and staff.

We are very happy to announce that we have activated the Italian section of our website. Again, our special thanks go to Elisa Ghazi our sponsor who did the translation from English to Italian. AFCECO has many Italian sponsors who have hosted our children and provided ongoing support of our efforts. We hope this change to our website will enable them to better understand the impact they are making and how they can continue to support AFCECO. While Elisa was in Kabul we really had an amazing time. The children especially enjoyed pizza day with Elisa where we cooked pizzas for all the children.

 All of the orphanages children completed their final exams on December 5th. Unlike the previous years, unfortunately we will not be able to keep most of the children at the orphanages during the winter period. Due to our budget deficit we will be sending them to their villages for the long winter break. As you are aware we tried many ways to cover our budget deficit. We contacted embassies and also many other organizations and individuals but we were unable to raise the money needed. Therefore, as we had planned earlier, we must reduce our costs in winter by canceling all educational programs we previously held during the winter break and by sending all boys and perhaps few girls to their villages in the coming winter break. We will also reduce the staff.

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