While the children are busy with their winter programs, back in AFCECO’s offices we are planning for the new school year that begins the end of March. We expect 2012 to be a crucial year of enhancing existing programs while strengthening our sustainability. Most exciting is that plans are in the works to establish an Activity Resource Center in Kabul large enough to serve 600 children. In tandem with this we would create smaller versions in our Jalalabad and Herat orphanages. We have received funding to continue our Leadership Academy, and will extend extracurricular programs such as soccer, karate, photography and ballet classes.