What we do

The objectives of Beacon of Hope for Afghan Children Society

1. To Provide the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital in Kabul Afghanistan, with basic medical supplies and equipment.

2. To relieve poverty by providing financial assistance, food and clothing to poor families in Afghanistan.

3. To advance education in Afghanistan by providing books, school supplies, and other educational necessities to poor
public school students in Afghanistan.

4. To promote awareness of our cause and empower Afghan youth.


Objective #1:

To provide the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital in Kabul Afghanistan, with basic medical supplies and equipment.

Hospital selection criteria:

1. Location-is it accessible and relatively safe for members of the society to visit.
2. Reputable- do they have a hospital with high ethical and professional standards of practice.
3. Children- the focus on the needs of children (ages 0-18) from all over the country.

Since the Society has established a relationship of trust with the hospital, the hospital has asked for donation in the form of
medication and medical supplies. This procedure allows the Society to maintain control over the distribution of its funds

Objective # 2:

To advance education in Afghanistan by providing books, school supplies, and other educational necessities to poor public
school students in Afghanistan.

We provide children and youth (ages 6-25) in Kabul, Afghanistan with educational opportunities.

Procedure: In the summer of 2008, Froozan Jooya (President of Beacon of Hope for Afghan Children Society) traveled to
Kabul, Afghanistan to complete a needs assessment on five public elementary schools. The assessment was conducted on
schools that were located in the underprivileged areas of the province of Kabul.

School selection criteria:

1. The highest enrolment of students from single parent households (i.e widows).
2. Highest enrolment of orphan children
3. Serve children with the very low family income.

The above information was obtained through interviews with school officials, such as principals. In addition, if the schools
were already receiving funds from other charities or organizations, they were disqualified. Two elementary schools with the
greatest needs were identified as those that the society will make annual donation to.

The two schools that are currently assisted by the Society include:

1. Behzadi School Elementary-Middle School, District of Behzadi, Kabul, Afghanistan. This school is located approximately 25k
outside of Kabul city. The student population at this school is 430. The Society will continue to supply this school’s students
with school supplies, winter jackets and shoes.

2. Wazir Gul e Shaheed Elementary-Middle School, District of Dowlana, Kabul, Afghanistan, which is located 20k outside of Kabul
City. The student population is 730. The Society will continue to supply the students of this school with school supplies, winter
jackets and shoes.

The Society director will personally hand over the donated items to the students and will provide the Society with receipts for
purchasing the items, and video tapes of the children receiving these gifts in their school environment.

Objective #3: To relieve poverty by providing financial assistance, food and clothing to poor families in Afghanistan.

Family selection criteria:

1. Underprivileged families-orphan children or children whose parents are disabled.
2. Family income of less than 3000 AFN
3. Not owner of property
4. Have children under the age of 18

The selected families have active bank accounts in Kabul Bank and are able to withdraw between $75- $50.00 USD to buy food
for their children. The Society's only requirement from the families is to ensure their children attend school while under the
sponsorship of the Society. The Society is in regular contact with the families to ensure their children continue to attend school.

Objective #4: To promote awareness of our cause and empower Afghan youth.

Afghan children have been the victim of 30 years of war and only recently has the international community heard their plight.
For this reason, it is important to educate the rest of the global community about their undesirable situation, such as their need
to have proper health care and education and the right to live in a safe environment.Awareness about the situation of Afghan
children will be addressed in our annual fund-raising event where the Society will have presentations or guest speakers who will
talk about the realities of children in Afghanistan.Please watch videos of our previous guest speakers under the accomplishment
section.

We plan to empower youth in Afghanistan through educational opportunities to realize their potential as future leaders of the
country. This objective will be achieved through our objective numbers 2 and 3. If children have the opportunity to stay in school
and obtain an education, they will be able to question terrorism, inequality and injustice. The children will gain the courage to stand
up for their rights and protest if their rights are being violated. We believe that an educated society can form a peaceful country.

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