In many countries, going to school or being able to see a doctor is as normal as watching the sun rise in the morning. In many others it remains as remote and inaccessible as the highest Himalayan mountains peaks.
In the spring of 2007, I founded the Nai Qala Association, constituted of a group of dedicated and competent volunteers, with the objective of building schools in my home country, Afghanistan. I am a teacher and believe deeply in the importance of education. In my country, obtaining access to a quality education is a real struggle, in particular in traditionally neglected rural areas.
Between May 2007 and December 2008, my association completed a first project in the village of Nai Qala, in my region of origin. During 2009 and 2010, we built two further schools in the neighboring villages of Sada and Gawmurda.
I was profoundly moved to see the finished school buildings, where lessons now take place in much improved conditions, and to talk with the population. These children and their parents are driven by the same hope as everywhere else on our planet: to build a more dignified future for their family, region and country.
Recently, we have taken on a new, additional challenge: to build a clinic to significantly improve access to health care and treatment for the region's population and, in particular, for women and young children. Please see our section about the Sar Assya project to understand more about the situation and our motivation.
The Nai Qala Association draws its determination to contribute actively to a better future in Afghanistan from the motivation of the children, the women and the men that I met. The success of the first projects and the extraordinary support received from individual and institutional donors in several countries have convinced me to keep going and to begin the construction of the clinic.
I would be very proud if you would join me in picking up these challenges!
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