Education is the long term solution

Poverty is an evil that has reached epidemic proportions around the world. Poverty alleviation programmes often focus on short term emergency aid.

The real solution to poverty and the evils that come with it is education.

Education empowers boys and girls to live more confident, focused and empowered lives. Educated children can make more informed decisions as adults and will have a better insight into improving economic situations.

Educated women in particular are likely to be more focused on educating their children and thereby enacting a positive long term cycle and better future for all.

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The Most Vulnerable

The most vulnerable group in any disaster zone or war zone is children. In particular the highest risk is for those children who have no father.

There are an estimated 2 million orphans in Afghanistan. Orphans have a high vulnerability to sexual abuse, forced prostitution and financial exploitation due to not having the basic means of survival.

Children in Afghanistan suffer from chronic malnutrition and widespread occurrence of micro-nutrient deficiency. In fact 1 in 10 children die before reaching the age of 5 years. Those orphans who survive the early years are then forced by circumstance to work from the age of 6 or 7 in order to provide for themselves and their siblings. These children miss out on their education and on their childhoods. Lack of a normal childhood and no education feeds into a vicious cycle of underdevelopment and poverty.

Our vision is to help these orphans to have a normal childhood along with good education allowing them to flourish as an educated and focused generation. By caring for the orphans, we take arguably the ‘lowest’ of the youth and raise them into the future leaders of the nation. Many of these children have no other viable route for a hopeful future. To support an orphan today please

Afghanistan: A Forgotten Crisis

With the growing number of humanitarian crises and the development in recent years of 24 hour news, we are often confused about where to donate. Many people follow the news headlines in regards to deciding which area they wish to support. Recent devastations of Rohingya, Yemen and Syria have taken the lion’s share of charitable donations in recent years.

However, there are long term issues that are yet unresolved. Palestine and Kashmir are still suffering whilst the humanitarian emergency in Afghanistan continues to escalate.

Much is said about mainstream news reporting according to an agenda and in this article, I do not wish to debate this issue further. I wish to focus on raising awareness about a country that is seldom mentioned in the news these days.

Almost 50 years of war in Afghanistan has created one of the world’s most complex humanitarian emergencies. The UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that in 2018 3.3million people will need life saving assistance. The UN Strategic Review in 2017 reclassified Afghanistan from a post conflict country to one in active conflict. On average 80 conflict incidents were recorded each day between July and September 2017.

Recent assessments indicate that more than a third of all children in the country are exposed to psychological distress. One of the main reasons is due to loss of family. Children are also now more likely to suffer from early forced marriage and child labour.

70 out of every 1000 children are likely to die in the first year of their life. The UN estimates that as many as 3.5 million children are out of school, whilst 40% of all children under the age of 5 are stunted.

Approximately 39% of the population of Afghanistan live below the poverty line. Yet despite these shocking stats for some reason you no longer hear of the plight of Afghan children on the news.

Whatever the reason for not reporting, we have a responsibility to all of our brothers and sisters.

Donate here today and be of those who still remember these forgotten people.

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Rohingya Aid Delivery Update

Dear all. Just wanted to keep you updated. Our Rohingya aid delivery project is in full swing. Poor and needy Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazaar are receiving desperately needed food. In the last week alone we have delivered over a tonne of food.

Many families now have food for the next month due to your donations. We wanted to pass on our thanks and prayers. May Allah accept the effort from all involved.

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