Kids 4 Afghan Kids

Kids 4 Afghan Kids is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide education and support to Afghanistan children and their families. It was started in 1998 by a group of 6th graders in Northville , Michigan . The program is officially called “Multi-Ethnic Afghan Schools and Humanitarian Assistance” and has been raised over $ 100,000 towards their efforts. [1]

Kids 4 Afghan Kids is a child powered and driven charity organization. Originally, Kids 4 Afghan Kids Northville Public Schools, but the project has gained more support from across the region. Kids 4 Afghan Kids dedicated to raising money in the United States, which all goes to help fund aspects of the Afghan village. In the 17 years it has been found, the children of the United States, the children of the child, the parents of the children, Kids 4 Afghan Kids raises its funds though direct donations and fundraisers, where Kids 4 Afghan Kids sells homemade baked goods and other snacks.

Village Elders Gets Kids 4 Afghan Kids some land to start its project. When the project started, a six-room schoolhouse, a medical clinic, a guest house, a community well, and a bakery / kitchen were built for people living in the mountains 3 hours southwest of Kabul . [2] The first school built was originally designed to house 150 students and six teachers were hired. Four hundred sixty five students showed up on the first day of school. [3]Currently there are four schools, boys and girls each have a high school and primary school. The project has expanded to include 2400 students. Students have class six days a week with Fridays off. Twenty one teachers work on the project and at least 100 students per class. Mathematics, social studies and science are taught in high schools, similar to many Western schools. Dari and Pashto – the two national languages ​​of Afghanistan – are also important subjects of the curriculum. Additionally, the project houses 110 orphans. [4] The deep well provides water, and the fruit and nut trees feed the children and families as well.

Kids 4 Afghan Kids has an account with Global Giving, a website dedicated to helping grass roots non profit organizations and more. Kids 4 Afghan Kids Global Giving, during the summer of 2015, and has raised approximately $ 5,000 from the online fundraisers so far.

The director of the Kids 4 Afghan Kids program, Khris Nedam, is the teacher behind the project. Nedam taught school and lived in Afghanistan in the early 1990s. For her work, she received a 2007 National Award for Citizen Diplomacy. [5] [6]

External links

  • Official website

References

  1. Jump up^ “CIDI Links with Kids 4 Afghan Kids in Support of Student-to-Student Programs”,Center for International Disaster Information, February 14, 2002
  2. Jump up^ “Kids4AfghanKids”, www.kids4afghankids.org
  3. Jump up^ “Diplomatic Citizen: Amerman’s Nedam Earns National Honor”, Jason Carmel Davis,Northville Record, February 21, 2008
  4. Jump up^ http://www.kids4afghankids.org
  5. Jump up^ “National Awards for Citizen Diplomacy 2007”, US Center for Citizen Diplomacy, retrieved March 17, 2008
  6. Jump up^ “US ‘citizen diplomats’ honored for volunteering abroad,” Howard Lafranchi,The Christian Science Monitor, February 15, 2008

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