AFCECO Newsletter: April 2010
This month began with the recognition and celebration of International Women’s Day. The children of Jalalabad orphanages participated with songs and dance while notable speakers shed light on the status of women in the world and especially Afghanistan today. This is one of the premier events for AFCECO orphanages each year, to enlighten the boys as well as to give the girls faith they are not alone in striving to change their expected role in society.
School has indeed started and all the children have returned from their respective corners of Afghanistan. We are excited about this year’s opportunities for growth in our programs for the children, especially in light of a grant proposal that has been signed with the Asia Foundation, providing for AFCECO School of Higher Achievement, which would consist of a central compound close to the Kabul orphanages where all our programs will be offered in a more cohesive, intensive manner, including but not limited to language classes, art, music and dance, computer courses, martial arts and of course our Girl’s Leadership Workshop.