From Katrina to Madina by Rose Vines

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From Katrina to Madina- Rose Vines When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it took from me many things. It took...

Carol Sullivan’s Story

15 January 2018
Carol Sullivan’s Story

Carol Sullivan’s Story AFCECO is an Afghan registered Non-Profit, that is funded through Charity Help International here in the United...


    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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10 Years of AFCECO

10 Years of AFCECO

Ten years ago Andeisha Farid opened her orphanage serving Afghan children of war. She employed widows of war to help in raising the children. It was a first step in devoting her life to what she saw as the only path toward peace and prosperity for her war-torn country: giving the children, girls equal to boys, a future. She felt these innocent victims of war had become invisible to the world. "What if," she asked, "I could help them become visible?" To empower one life means to empower one family, and if a family, a village, and if so, perhaps even a country.

Parwarishga does not mean "orphanage", it means "foster haven"; a place where humanity is united for peace; a place where Tajik lives with Pashtun with Hazara with Nooristani, and Pashaee and Uzbek, where children of war come together in a sanctuary, a place of true democracy. Democracy means everyone is cared for, everyone has equal opportunity to basic human rights, and human rights include the right to health and the right to good education.

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AFCECO Newsletter: July 2011

Dear Friends of AFCECO orphanages,

AFCECO’s Woodcarving Class

AFCECO’s New Learning Center is in full swing and all the children in our Kabul orphanages have adjusted to the new and expansive life they are leading. It is difficult to hold back the tears of joy watching several of the children standing before an audience giving their first recital on clarinet, sitar, cello or any of a wide variety of other instruments now available to them. All programs are up and running, including chemistry, biology, physics, math, computer, humanities, English, fine arts, woodcarving, leadership workshop and of course music. Soon we hope to add more arts programs to our offerings, such as drama and photography. We are thankful to those of you who have sent resources such as books and posters for the NLC. Anyone with an old collection of National Geographic Magazines would surely make us happy if you could add this to our resource room. Along with all the activity a score of visitors has come through the NLC to experience this phenomenon unheard of in Afghanistan, including 7 journalists from various European countries wanting to report on positive events in this war-torn land.

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