We have been involved in Afghanistan since 2002. Our main focus is on supporting children with special needs in the Kabul and Jalalabad regions. Our projects educate people about disabilities but also do preventative work and promote rehabilitation activities. Children with visual or hearing impairments attend special schools or, in some cases, are integrated into regular schools (inclusion).
In Kabul and the surrounding area, as well as in Mazar-i-Sharif, we also help women form self-help groups to improve their lives and those of their families and children.
An important area of focus for our work is the educational situation of children in Afghanistan. Today, 68 percent of boys and 40 percent of girls attend primary school, but that is still far from enough. Our projects particularly aim to advance the education of girls.