Afghan student societies across the UK have come together this year to work jointly with Enabled Children Initiative(ECI) on our chosen project. ECI is a UK registered charity dedicated to providing care and education to children with disabilities in Afghanistan. (Charity Number: 1157583)
The situation in Afghanistan has been deteriorating rapidly over the past few decades and unfortunately children bear the most severe consequences of a never-ending war. Alongside that, poverty is another prevalent barrier that strips Afghan children of their safety and their security. This is why Afghan societies of 14 universities across the UK have joined together for a second time during our annual Afghan Charity Week (ACW) to raise money and awareness for Afghan children with disabilities through our different events and programmes. ECI has a 100% donation policy meaning all proceeds fundraised during ACW will directly go to fund the needs of the children under ECI’s care.
Money raised during ACW will fund Window of Hope, a sustainable care home for abandoned and orphaned children with disabilities. Window of Hope houses 27 Afghan children with disabilities. The orphanage also has capacity to provide housing to 25 more children on a temporary emergency basis. By donating to ACW this year, you are also providing in-home schooling, healthcare and recreational activities to these children. Together, we are determined to combat the discrimination and stigma faced by children with disabilities as well as equipping them with vital life skills.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to take a different approach to fundraising however this has not stopped us from hosting fun and engaging virtual events. We would be immensely grateful for your donations towards ACW’s 2021 goals and your help in extending our efforts. We hope that each generation of Afghan students will continue the legacy of fundraising on behalf of Afghan Charity Week.