Jun 2018

Since April the children at Action for Development’s school for street children are enjoying football classes once a week, which has been added to their curriculum.

A newly recruited football coach teaches fitness and football to the boys and girls, who now make up two separate teams. The classes take place in a local indoor sports center, which ensures that children are safe.

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Jun 2018

Action for Development is set to develop new training materials for its Midwifery Capacity Building Program. Knowledge gaps still persist among rural midwives, and regular updates based on newest methods and medical research is vital to ensure quality care for mothers and babies. Five new modules are to be added, which was determined based on an evaluation of previous trainings.

The development of the five new modules is expected to be completed in summer 2019 and were identified as follows:

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Jun 2018

Action for Development conducted a survey at its School for Street Children to better understand the daily lives of the 48 street children and the challenges they faced.

The children’s eating habits revealed that they were not receiving important nutrients at home. For breakfast, most children merely had bread with plain or sweetened tea. 27% of the children skipped breakfast all together, which meant the lunch provided at the school was their first meal of the day.

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Jun 2018

Action for Development launched its new logo and website on 17 May 2018, giving the organization a fresh and friendly look. This was made possible thanks to the collaboration with Gloriamundi, an organization specialized in assisting other NGOs with communication work.

AfD’s revamped website showcases beautiful pictures highlighting our work on the ground, which were captured by Afghan female photographer Rada Akbar. Starting out as a painter, Ms Akbar soon switched from a paintbrush to a camera lens to highlight the situation of women and children in Afghanistan.

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Mar 2018

Action for Development’s School for Street Children will be subject to a significant expansion thanks to a new partnership with the UEFA Foundation for children, signed on 22 February 2018.

The UEFA Foundation agreed to support AfD for a one-year period with the aim to increase the student body from today’s 59 to a total of 150 children by the end of this year. We are very excited and grateful for this new opportunity to bring even more children away from the streets into our classrooms.

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Mar 2018

We are happy to announce that Action for Development signed a new partnership with IRD (Interactive Research & Development) in March 2018.

IRD was founded in Karachi, Pakistan and is a research and health delivery organization that works in over 15 countries. Its goal is to address global health delivery gaps through innovation and research in order to improve the well being of vulnerable communities.

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Feb 2018

Action for Development would like to introduce its new Country Director in Afghanistan, Mr. Ismail Qarizada, who will manage the country office in Kabul, foster external partnerships, and oversee projects implementation.

Mr. Qarizada brings extensive experience in Project Management, having served many development organisations including the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), various United Nations organisations including UNOPS and the World Food Program (WFP), Afghanaid, as well as the government of Afghanistan.

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Jan 2018

Because of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, a lot of families are forced to flee their homes in the different provinces and many of them end up in camps in and around Kabul. Unfortunately the suffering does not stop for the families once they arrive in those camps, since most of them live in poverty and they lack even the most basic necessities. Especially the cold winter months are extremely harsh.

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Dec 2017

There is a proverb which says ‘if you see someone fallen, take his hand and help him stand’. In Afghanistan there are many children who are on the streets all day, so they need help and guidance. When I see them working on the streets, I think about their future. They work to feed themselves and their families,

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