THE BIG PLAN!
“While I was deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months in 2009, I witnessed how Afghan widows were hopelessly abandoned on the streets. With the help of Dr. Rafi, an Afghanistan trained medical doctor, and Asad, an Afghan interpreter working with U.S. Army, I gathered pictures and information about the wretched conditions these women headed families are living under.”
“EDUCATION is the KEY!”
However, we will NOT spend millions of dollars building one big fancy school. Instead,we will build many SATELLITE SCHOOLS all around Afghanistan to effectively reach out to the most needed widows and orphans in different parts of the nation as fast as possible.
WHAT TO TEACH AND TRAIN: Initially we focus on 5 subjects;
- Literacy class: We will teach how to read and write Pashto
- Simple Math: how to perform simple math.
- Hygiene class: We will teach the importance of hygiene and how.
- Sewing class: We will teach how to sew and embroider to help them generate immediate income for their family.
- Business 101: Teach them the basics of running a sewing business at home.
- We will build business signs with them and prepare them to start making money immediately for their family.
WHAT BENEFITS WILL STUDENTS RECEIVE FROM THE COURSE?
- It is a 2 months long course, teaching 6 days a week, 3 hours a day.
- Upon graduation, each student will receive;
- A FIRST AID KIT for their family.
- A brand new SEWING MACHINE along with a SEWING KIT to immediately start working.
- Graduates will be able to READ and WRITE Pashto and know how to perform simple MATH.
- Graduates will also receive beautiful CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION.
- All graduates will have complete business kits to start their home business immediately.
- We are planning to add an online STORE on our website to introduce students’ completed items for sale to help the graduates (widows & orphans) earn approximately $60 a month to support their families.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GRADUATE AT STUDENT?
It costs us $441 to graduate a student and it includes the following:
- wages to staff in Afghanistan
- house rent
- Sewing machine (class)
- Sewing machine (student)
- measuring tape
- embroidery supplies
All money raised will go directly toward educating and training these widows and orphans. William, Dr. Rafi, Melvyn, Asad, and Chaplain Satterfield have already donated more than 2000 hours supporting the organization in helping Afghanistan. And now we need your support!
Project Help Afghanistan is a 501(c)3 registered Non-Profit Organization, and ALL DONATIONS ARE COMPLETELY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
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