Aschiana invests in the education and well-being of vulnerable children in Afghanistan to give them hope for a brighter future and to contribute to lasting peace and security for the nation.
Our key activities at Aschiana’s Day-Care Centre and outreach activities in Kabul and other provinces are:
- Proving basic education to street working children, addressing their knowledge gap and reintegrating them into public schools.
- School sponsorship for the neediest of the children to continue their school education.
- Aschiana is working in with the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center (JRC) in Kabul and Herat. Providing defence lawyers to children in conflict with the law.
- Building harmony and bonding thought sports activities like Judo, Football and Volleyball.
- Training and empowering women on attaining livelihood skills such as tailoring and embroidery so that can increase their income or start earning from their new skills.
- Conduct female literacy programs for adults specially in IDP camps.
- Use painting, calligraphy and miniaturizeas art-based therapy to bring about healing, growth and change amongst children who were traumatized by the ongoing war.
- Youth Empowerment & Peace Building programs in the community for rehabilitation and peace.
- Promoting reading among the communities and running mobile library units.
- Inculcating the habit of saving and basic financial management, implementing Children Development Khazana (CDK) for street working children.
- Providingfree health services to the children who attend our classes. We also provide free services to the families of these children, and children in the Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps once a week.
Currently, we are present in 7 provinces (Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat, Kandahar, Bamyan, Nangarhar and Paktia) of Afghanistan.
In the past 25 years, our initiatives have directly benefited more than 150,000 children, youth and women across the country.For the year 2019-2020 our initiatives benefitted around 3,000 people.