AFCECO Newsletter: October 2016

Elisa came to New Mehan Orphanage and has good time with children

Dear Sponsors and Friends of AFCECO,

October was a busy month for AFCECO with extra-curricular activities and visits by sponsors.

We are first of all very happy to have received a grant for partial support of our athletic program from the Vital Voices Global Partnership. AFCECO is a longtime partner of Vital Voices and they have helped Andeisha organize many fundraisers in different cities in the USA. We appreciate their continued support of AFCECO and women around the world.

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AFCECO Newsletter: September 2016

Wasila Birthday

Dear Sponsors and Friends,

We hope each one of you had a wonderful summer and are enjoying the beginning of fall.

The summer was a difficult time for AFCECO with many terrorist attacks and the loss of friends and loved ones, particularly our beloved Ian Pounds. With the help of each other and the kind words of support from their sponsors, our children are continuing to focus on their studies and daily lives.

The children are normally taken outside the orphanage every three months to play in the fresh air and alleviate their

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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.

  • CHILDREN ARTWORKS

    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 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.

  • OUR ORPHANAGE

    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.

  • DANCE PROGRAM

    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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