Supporting Youth in Afghanistan
HOPE worldwide Afghanistan was established in April 2001 with aim of serving women and children at a local health clinic in Kabul. Since then programs expanded to help hundreds of thousands of Afghans in the area of health, education, agriculture, orphan care, vocational training, community development, and the distribution of food, clothing and medical supplies.
Unfortunately due to worsening security programs were scaled down in 2011. However some seed funding allowed for the establishment of the HOPE Community Centre. This was opened in 2012 with the aim of bringing hope and changing the lives of Afghan youth through vocational training.
The HOPE Community Centre provides Computer and English language courses for 120 youth (80 in Computer and 40 youth in English).
Needs in Afghanistan are enormous with ongoing civil conflict, food insecurity, natural disasters and over 823,000 youth unemployed. The need of the hour is to help Afghan youth with employment and provide the necessary skills which are lacking. These are commonly English language and IT skills.
Youth travel from different provinces to access the HOPE Community Centre in Kabul and all of the students are from low income backgrounds. The classes are free and to date 506 youth have directly benefited with over 70% of graduates finding employment.
HOPE worldwide Afghanistan, is looking for individuals and organisations to 'adopt' one or more students at the HOPE Community Centre. There is also a need for new furniture and equipment, which has been in place since 2012. Once all students have a sponsor, we would like to upgrade the centre.
A contribution of $150 can support a student in a course for 6 months.Please see the attached flyer below. Feel free to pass this on to friends. You can also donate directly through GiveNow. In 2018 we still need sponsors for a quarter of the students as well as replacement of ageing equipment and furniture.
Thank you for giving Afghan youth HOPE!
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