During the second COVID19 relief distribution we were able to fill 200 bags with 43kgs of staple food, cleaning and hygiene supplies. Our project managers worked together across our four projects – disability, life skills, women’s empowerment and antihuman trafficking – to get the relief to those in our projects who needed it the most.
Recently the Mazar SHG trainers implemented a child protection training in one of their communities for thirty men. The training focused on issues such as children’s rights,
Every Self Help Group (SHG) has a plan or a goal to work toward. Some of the SHGs make three month plans, six month plans and a more mature SHG can have a one year plan.
The hunger for more education in Afghanistan is almost tangible and so is the need to improve the education standards and resources.
Through these books and many others Rahmat project is helping children to develop good values in life so that they will positively impact on society.
The women were amazed that an older woman (our friend is in her early 70s) would travel the world to spend time with them…
Ayete has been able to tell her story as part of Operation Mercy’s community motivational meetings which have kicked off the pilot year of a brand new project –
It’s not only relationships that Alma has grown in, but confidence too.
In our empowerment project, women and youth interact together and discover their own value.
The Sad Red Zelfija doll with a big heart is always there for everybody. The Happy Blue doll does not just live for everyone else.
Operation Mercy Afghanistan has produced a second COVID-awareness book, “STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY!”. This time the book is focusing on the meaning of quarantine – the importance of staying at home and the importance of keeping sick people separated from the rest of the people in the house.
In the women and youth empowerment project we address several key social and health issues, literacy, learning English, leadership in community/family, equal rights, stigma and advocacy.
“I found that the group was not just about savings and taking loans, but there were also many important social issues that we could learn and talk about.
There is a hunger for learning and education in Afghanistan. Rahmat Publications seeks to meet this deep need by translating, designing and publishing a variety of books that will make an impact on the values of society.
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The light went on in her eyes when she discovered that she could sound out words. Now the hard part isn’t getting her to come and read,
Our women’s empowerment groups take the form of a lesson on a topic which is relevant to the ladies and then they divide into smaller groups to discuss the topic and share their thoughts and experiences with each other.
AC4D embraces a long-term perspective, as the shift from a traditional to a technologically-driven farming mentality is a major change for local farmers.
Some of them wish the group could meet more than twice a week, but all the men say that they are continuing the exercises at home.
The hope is that in the future some of these poor families would start their own SHGs after having been in contact with the current groups and seeing how they can work together to better their own lives.
The brilliant new COVID-19 Kids Story Book is published in Dari and Pashto by Operation Mercy’s Rahmat publications in Afghanistan.