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.