The Foundation's Projects
The Foundation’s primary goal is to help women and children affected by the war in Afghanistan.
We are developing programmes with special emphasis on providing education and incomes for women because we believe that these are most likely to create a positive lasting change for the country. We hope that the type of projects we fund demonstrate cultural sensitivity and provide employment for Afghan people wherever possible
Around 40% of Afghanistan’s population is under the age of 14 and one in 5 adult women have been widowed, which is why the Foundation chooses projects that will benefit the women and children who have been affected by decades of conflict.
As a small charity, we aim to spend your donations on small or medium sized projects where we can monitor the impact and ensure that the money gets through intact to the intended targets.
March 2013 - £8,522
Part funding for the 2013 costs of running an orphanage in Jalalabad, where Linda was based, run by Afghan charity AFCECO
March 2013 - £3,947
Another 3 months funding of classes for poor kids in Kabul learning judo, Islamic studies, elementary computing, English, dressmaking, calligraphy and painting. All run on a tight budget by the tiny Afghan charity Scawno.
March 2013 - £15,000
The provision of medical clinics, training of community health workers, a vaccination programme and birth life saving skills training, all in the Wakhan corridor in the extreme northeast. All in conjunction with Operation Mercy of Sweden.
March 2013 - £9,474
Continuation of our programme of funding daily lunches for 120 children at the Afghan Children’s Circus School throughout 2013
March 2013 - £2,533
Scholarships for six poorer rural girls to study law for their first year at the Gawharshad Institute of Higher Learning in Kabul. Also a class prize of $250 for the best academic performance of 2013.
January 2013 - £615
This contribution will go towards establishing a new school for 900 girls in Badakshan. The school will educate girls not only in literacy and numeracy but will also provide vocational lessons in healthcare and sewing in a safe environment.
November 2012 - £15,923
Provision of free legal aid for women and girls who have suffered abuse in Herat, western Afghanistan. A female defence lawyer who specialises in family law has been recruited and she will deal with eight cases per month in addition to providing consultancy services with the help of a project assistant. This programme provides comfort and legal representation to women who have suffered abuse and would otherwise not have access to justice.
November 2012 - £2,236
Marimba (a percussion instrument) for the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, to be used by the youth orchestra at this music school in Kabul. 50% of the students are former street children who have been awarded scholarships.
November 2012 - £9,418
An emergency fund to provide support and often life-saving medical treatment for women and girls who live in rural areas following very serious but isolated cases of assault, rape and domestic abuse.
October 2012 - £13,767
Support to help children who live at the House of Flowers orphanage in Kabul. This home gives both refuge and educational support to the children who live there. This is a model school run using the Montessori education system and is used as an example to train teachers from other orphanages across the country.
October 2012 - £10,000
A donation to Afghan Action’s Training and Business Incubation Centre in Kabul. This centre provides vocational skills, training in carpet weaving and tailoring, education, on-site healthcare and a meal each day for the women. This will enable the women who attend the centre to learn how to start their own businesses or give them the confidence to go on to further education.
September 2012 - £18,837
A village literacy project for women and girls in villages in the Dara Valley in conjunction with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Following the success of the first year of this particular project the foundation has chosen to continue their support.
August 2012- £2,009
Scholarships for five primary school girls whose families are unable to afford their fees at the Heela Model School in Jalalabad for one year. This grant covers tuition, uniform, transport and all costs associated with attending the school.
July 2012 - £960
Scholarships for two girls aged nine from underprivileged backgrounds at a Hazara School in Kabul.
May 2012 - £780
Expenses for a volunteer who is working in Afghanistan helping to teach numeracy and accounting skills to local Afghans in Mazar e Sharif.
May 2012 - £9848
A project enabling 174 former street children under the age of 14 to stay in education together with the training of 60 staff members. Run by War Child. Read a case study from this project here
April 2012 - £11,138
Part-funded x-Ray machine at Kabul’s CURE hospital which gives people living in rural communities better medical treatment by enabling second opinions from doctors worldwide.
April 2012 - £9770
United Nations Environmental Programme Cooking stove project in partnership with the Conservation Organisation for the Afghan Mountains in Bamyan province enabling use of sustainable and clean fuel, reducing environmental damage and giving women a greener more efficient and safer method of cooking.
February 2012 - £10,000
Funding for a women’s only IT facility where students can study safely run in partnership with Afghan Support Education Training (ASET).
February 2012 - £21,207
Part-funding for a Children’s Rights Training Programme which encourages non-violent disciplinary methods through sessions with 1800 professionals including police, teachers, judges and social workers.
February 2012 - £8929
Year long project providing lunches at the Afghan Educational Children’s Circus. Encouraging attendance and allowing children a place of safety and fun where they learn about important issues such as drug misuse and landmine awareness.
February 2012 - £9232
Counselling for women at a safe house where some of the worst reported cases of abuse are offered shelter.
January 2012 - £5000
Payment for several operations for sick children at the Medical House Children’s Hospital in Kabul.
November 2011 - £346
Delivery of toys to a children’s Medical house which provides accommodation, food and surgery for some of the poorest families in Afghanistan.
November 2011 - £9,496
A truck of emergency supplies – food, clothes and equipment – to a struggling orphanage in Faizabad, north east Afghanistan.
October 2011 - £15,000
Financing a medical and midwifery programme in the Wakhan Corridor of NE Afghanistan. Medical treatment will be provided in 15 villages in this area, and vaccinations given for polio and measles, BCG and DTP in 28 villages. Women especially will be trained in birth life-saving skills. Delivery on the ground provided by Scandinavian charity, Operation Mercy.
October 2011 - £1,200
A set of warm clothes for each of the children in the children’s home in Kabul and winter curtains and wood to help keep their rooms cosier over the cold winter months.
Second batch of toys for Children’s Home delivered, paid for in June 2011.
September 2011 - £11,025
Provision of furniture and equipment for a Transitional Care Centre, a “Safe House” which provides protection and rehabilitation for abused and exploited women and children.
August 2011 - £14,975
Community supported women’s literacy projects and libraries in remote communities in eastern Afghanistan. This is a jointly funded scheme in conjunction with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.
July 2011 - £432
Building of a bread oven at a widows home in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Foundation has also supplied firewood and flour. This project will help improve nutrition and it will also provide a small income supplement.
July 2011 - £313
Chicken coop and 10 chickens to supplement nutrition for kids in disabled children’s home, Kabul.
June 2011 - £3,486
Grant for tents and equipment to enable a business start- up in the Wakhan Corridor, Northern Afghanistan where tourism is one of the only sources of income. This grant will also provide English lessons to be provided to other guides over the winter months.
June 2011 - £1,385
Toys for children’s home in Kabul to provide sensory stimulation for disabled kids.
April 2011 - £97
Footballs, cricket sets and eggs for children from widows home in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
April 2011 - £1,925
Provision of 10 locally made beds together with mattresses and pillows for disabled children’s home in Kabul, where previously they were sleeping on a concrete floor.