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.